For review: PEP 308 - If-then-else expression
roy at panix.com
Mon Feb 10 23:59:23 CET 2003
Brian Quinlan <brian at sweetapp.com> wrote:
> I think that the target audience for C is different from the target
> audience for Python. Most C programmers, I suspect, are professional
> programmers whose brains have been trained to parse complex expressions.
Several comments on that.
1) Complexity is bad, even for professional programmers. Simplicity is
good, even for professional programmers.
2) If you think most C programmers are professionals, you havn't seen as
many C programmers as I have. During the dot-com boom, it seemed that
anybody who could spell C and had a pulse could call themselves a
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