[BangPypers] Perl or Python ?

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 08:26:15 CEST 2009


On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Anand Balachandran Pillai
> <abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> >[..]
> >  The fact is that real good hackers don't care about the language they
> use,
> >  but in the quality of the code they write in that language. [..]
>
> A good hacker given a choice of languages would select one of them for
> his use. I don't think they're language agnostic. In fact, they're
> probably more rabid about their choice of languages than your average
> code monkey.
>

 I was having someone like Bruce Perens in mind when I posted it.
 And anyway all good Python hackers are good C programmers too
 since most of them contribute to the underlying implementation which is
 in C.

 I have observed that language fanaticism is not seen very much
 in the Python world. Experienced Pythonistas seem to be better language
cosmopolitans. This is not meant as a troll or flame, but something which
 I have felt in many years of working with Python and the community.



>
> I do get your point though that a hackers code would be good
> regardless of what language he wrote it in.
>
>
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