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- Subject: Re: Errata - PIL4
- From: Jonathan Goble <jcgoble3@...>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:58:36 -0500
On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:33 PM, Dirk Laurie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 2017-01-16 10:59 GMT+02:00 Jimmie Houchin <email@example.com>:
>> I am reading PIL4 and enjoying it.
>> On page 44 half way down between code examples it says:
>> It is easy to say that the length of this list is four, and that is has a
>> hole at index 2.
>> It seems you meant "it has" and not "is has".
> And possiibly "easy to see" rather than "easy to say"?
I disagree with this (see vs. say). Saying something is "easy to see"
IMO carries the connotation that it is also correct, whereas "easy to
say" has the opposite connotation: that while it appears to be
correct, it may, in fact, be wrong.
Here, the statement in question ("the length of this list is four, and
that [it] has a hole at index 2") is incorrect, as the text goes on to
explain. So IMHO "easy to say" is the better choice of wording.