From: "Nikolai Weibull" <mailing-lists.ruby-talk / rawuncut.elitemail.org>
>
> % python
> Python 2.3.5 (#1, Apr 28 2005, 14:11:32)
> [GCC 3.3.5-20050130 (Gentoo Linux 3.3.5.20050130-r1,
> ssp-3.3.5.20050130-1, pie- on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> >>> quit
> >>> 'Use Ctrl-D (i.e. EOF) to exit.'
> >>>
> %
>
> Man, seriously.  That°«s so fucking funny.  Can°«t we make irb do
> something similar?  I really hate that irb quits on me when I write
> °»quit°… at the prompt.  I°«d much rather have it exit on me on ^D only.  I
> especially like how they take the time to explain that ^D is EOF,

I never understood that.  :)  Let's find out what a lot of users naturally
want to do, and add code to inform them they're wrong, rather than
do what the user wanted.

That was one of my very first experiences with Python a few years
back, and I quickly concluded the culture of There Really Is Only One
Way To Do It was probably not for me... <grin>


Regards,

Bill