On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 2:39 AM Serhiy Storchaka firstname.lastname@example.org 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.