[Fred Drake, on returning sys.maxint from __len__ if you don't know the length, which Tim strongly advises against] > Interesting. I seem to remember this coming from Guido several times > in discussions.
Not me. Googling on site:mail.python.org maxint __len__ guido finds 9 hits, all irrelevant. There's no instance of returning sys.maxint from a __len__ method in the Python codebase; there are instances of returning small constants. > The Python community needs to settle on a recommendation for this and > document it in the Language Reference. If you don't/can't know the length, return "a typical" size, or leave __len__() undefined (in which latter case CPython will usually guess 8). As the code example I gave before showed, returning sys.maxint creates needless problems. _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com