On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 11:44 AM Chris Angelico <rosuav@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 2:39 AM Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka@gmail.com> wrote:
> 23.10.19 18:16, Steven D'Aprano пише:
> > The average word length in English is five characters. That means that
> > in a list of typical English words, more than a third of the expression
> > is made up of the quotes and commas. In the example you give, there are
> > twelve characters in the words themselves and eight characters worth of
> > boilerplate surrounding them (quotes and commas, not including the
> > spaces or brackets).
> This would be a good argument if Python be a write-only language.

I'm pretty sure the character counts are the same whether you're
reading or writing. If anything, writing is based on keystrokes, but
reading is based on characters.

Reading really isn't based on characters.  People generally read words as a single unit rather than reading each character individually.