[Baypiggies] Java or Python?

K. Richard Pixley rich at noir.com
Wed Oct 14 21:00:35 CEST 2009


Bill Janssen wrote:
> I recently came across a 16-page if-then-else piece of Java code,
> apparently written that way because of Java's lack of support for
> hash-table literals...
Bad programming style is just bad programming style.  Choice of language 
can help, to some degree, but it can't prevent bad programming style.

We learned that with pascal, modula-2 & 3, and ada, didn't we?  Like 
programming with mittens on.  I've used that same analogy to describe java.

--rich


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