[BangPypers] Future of Python Programmers

Srinivas Reddy Thatiparthy srinivas_thatiparthy at akebonosoft.com
Mon Feb 1 12:22:57 CET 2010

OMG! This is the best of piece of advice I have ever got.
Thanks a lot to  Roshan,Asokan( you r an IIT prof,right? [If my memory is correct].If so,I still remember your grey hair Jokes :) , No offence ) .

~ Srini T

-----Original Message-----
From: bangpypers-bounces+srinivas_thatiparthy=akebonosoft.com at python.org [mailto:bangpypers-bounces+srinivas_thatiparthy=akebonosoft.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Asokan Pichai
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 4:43 PM
To: Bangalore Python Users Group - India
Subject: Re: [BangPypers] Future of Python Programmers

Let me use one

> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Srinivas Reddy Thatiparthy < 
> srinivas_thatiparthy at akebonosoft.com> wrote:
>> >> As Noufal said, don't become a language  specialist, as that 
>> >> amounts
>> to limiting yourself too much  upfront. .
>> I didn't get this point. I would like to know.please clarify on this 
>> point

Let me use an analogy--a favourite of mine. Let us say there is a two-wheeler  mechanic.
He puts up a board, "I am the best expert in using the monkey wrench.
I fix any problem
in a two-wheeler using nothing but my trusted monkey wrench".

Would you use his services?

Programming languages are tools. It is okay to have favourites. It is a given that each language is good in a set of areas. It is also agreed that you can do better with a language you know well, than with a language you dont know well, even for problems unsuited for your favourite language.

But they are still tools. So develop an expertise in two wheelers not monkey wrenches.

HTH and all the best

Asokan Pichai
We will find a way. Or, make one. (Hannibal) _______________________________________________
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