I will be migrating to @ashwinvis. So long scholar.social!

@bthall The universe conspires against you

@skalman What I didn't do at my spare time as a child was to read poems, short stories and passages from English classics - which was done at school. Do they do that here?

FYI, I just packaged (github.com/sylvainhalle/textid) to AUR for . It allows for checks in documents.

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Feynman diagrams for the heart.

@jasper Well why I think it is a wart is because in my example, if you use a integer variable instead:

>>> v = 42
>>> d = dict.fromkeys(("a", "b"), v)
>>> d["a"] += 8
>>> d
{'a': 50, 'b': 42}

It works.

It would be a rabbit-hole, since it is insertdict function which actually deals with it.

@jasper Hmm, but that distiction of pass-by-reference and pass-by-value usually exists in C or C++. It could be possible that is what is happening under the hood.

Yes having keyword default as a list is known wart and a bad idea; but that is not the case here. Here we are supplying the "values" to:

Signature: dict.fromkeys(iterable, value=None, /)
builtin_function_or_method

In this edition of WTF , we present to you...

ashwinvis.github.io/a-dictiona

@alexcleac I agree with you. The only reason I use VScode nowadays is for the reason you mentioned, and its vim emulation is really good.

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Why does that sound familiar? 😅

(can't find the original source unfortunately)

@alexcleac Jupyterlab is not too bad. But if you enjoy editing in Vim (I do too), try github.com/goerz/jupytext.vim

@fatboy I would like that to happen too. But Signal and Wire are somewhat OK, neither of them are sustainable.

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