Saw the above thread on the Python subreddit,
python.reddit.com ( http://www.reddit.com/r/python/ ).
The thread is about this Quora post:
One of the comments in the reddit thread refers to this StackOverflow thread, which I also happened to see some days ago:
All of the three threads describe various Python tricks.
User gfixler's comment in the reddit thread about the correct vs. the "correct" Pythonic way was of interest too.
- Vasudev Ram