On 02/08/2019 15:22, Guido van Rossum wrote:
There seems to be a clash of generations here, or perhaps a clash of different educational paths.
Very likely. I did my computer science learning on an IBM mainframe, with a local front-end over MVS. A full-screen editor was introduced during the year :-) I think as a result I don't trust tools that I can't take apart and put back together myself; if I don't know roughly how something works, I tend not to use it at all. This isn't just prejudice, I've had far too many occasions when I've had to undo something clever a "helpful" tool has done for me.
Cue the Yorkshiremen sketch...