Why we will use obj$func() often
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Fri Apr 23 03:28:37 CEST 2004
Mark Hahn wrote:
> Well, I do tend to exaggerate a bit. I can understand it when I study
> but in everyday coding it does not roll off my fingers. Also, it is
> possible to design something new without understanding the old.
It is _possible_. But it is not a very good idea.
> I am serious when I say I think that Python has headed off into
> egghead land
> a bit and I feel that keeps a lot of people from switching to it. I
> that this heady stuff scares them off. I really am trying to make
> simpler in Prothon. Now, whether I can succeed or not is another
> Only time will tell.
Other than the basic premise of Prothon, every single decision I've seen
you make (or consider) looks wholly stylistic, awkward or even arcane,
and the opposite of the one I, or I think Guido, would have chosen.
Being a fan of Io, I think prototype-languages are interesting. Even so
far, I lost interest in looking at the actual main feature of Prothon,
after seeing all the extra baggage that was brought on in unecessary
Seriously considering every single possible proposal is not
constructive. Without a strong sense of what the language should look
like, Prothon is going to continue to look more and more like Perl.
It's already most of the way there.
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