On 9/5/05, Tim Peters <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 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.
I was actually referring to in-person discussions, but perhaps I'm missing some context or something. I'm not arguing that it's a sane approach. > 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. Let's get this documented by adding something to the Language Reference; this should be a lot easier to find. -Fred -- Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at gmail.com> Zope Corporation _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com