[Edu-sig] a modest proposal.

David Handy david at handysoftware.com
Sat Apr 10 16:55:25 EDT 2004

On Sat, 10 Apr 2004, Laura Creighton wrote:

> what is really cool is that arthur and i, despite widely differing
> personaity types and backgrounds, are in common agreement
> that
> 'python is beautiful'
> (for all its warts that we want to tweak)
> this is amazing when you think of it.  But Beauty transcends.

What makes Python so cool is that its designers (Guido and company) 
actually care about not making it hard for beginners, even children, to 
learn and understand it. That level of caring for beginners is very, very 
rare among language designers or software designers in general.

Funny thing, the more they use it the more the experts love Python too...

Beauty transcends, simplicity rules.

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