Python's simplicity philosophy
bwglitch at hotpop.com
Fri Nov 14 16:26:14 CET 2003
Alex Martelli wrote:
> BW Glitch wrote:
>>It wasn't obvious for me until later. reduce() is more likely to be used
>>for optimization. IIRC, some said that optimization is the root of all
> That's *PREMATURE* optimization (and "of all evil IN PROGRAMMING", but
> of the two qualifications this one may be less crucial here) -- just like
> misquoting "The LOVE OF money is the root of all evil" as "MONEY is the
> root of all evil", so does this particular misquote trigger me;-).
Sorry, I didn't remember the quote completely. :S But that was the point
I wanted to make.
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