[BangPypers] "The Python I would like to see" - Armin Ronacher

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at nibrahim.net.in
Tue Aug 19 12:41:25 CEST 2014

On 2014-08-19 14:05, Saager Mhatre wrote:

> I realized this myself a long time ago, around the time I joined TW and
> started putting Ruby in production. However, all the dynlang love in 
> the
> air at the time seemed to be blinding people to it. Since then I've 
> sensed
> this sentiment among those that have grown wiser with age and 
> experience.
> But you're the first one I've heard call it out without mincing words.


I don't want to be misconstrued as "taking a side" though. I still like 
dynamic languages for glue kind of work and when I want the dynamism. 
Scripting rules, places where quick turn around is more important than 
"correctness" e.g. elisp for Emacs, perl for quick and dirty text 
processing and things like that.

It's just that apart from a more general "use the right tool for the 
job" and "everything has it's place" attitude, I'm leaning towards 
actually putting these things in a hierarchy of some kind and saying 
that X is, on the whole, better than Y rather than just hand waving 
about how they're all "equal".

Two points. It's very likely that I'm wrong about this in which case, 
it's one of those "stepping stones" that people slip on more often than 
not and secondly, with all the new work on languages and implementations 
going on recently, it's a great (and prudent) time to embrace the 
virtues of being a polyglot programmer.

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