I recently posted a question regarding the syntax of Python. It wasn't a how question, it was a why question, specifically wanting an explanation of the reason behind what I consider a quirk of Python. I posted it here on P.SE because I have seen similar questions here before. To make sure I wasn't telling myself a lie, I even did a quick search and found questions such as:
- Why do iterators in Python raise an exception?
- Why doesn't Python allow multi-line lambdas?
- Why aren't there explicit access modifiers in Python:
None of those questions were considered off topic, but mine was. Why?
I'm perfectly okay with the question being closed because there is a duplicate on SO; I'm not just trying to vent.