[Edu-sig] simple guessing games
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Mon Sep 11 09:42:49 CEST 2006
kirby urner wrote:
> """triggering reflexes..."""
> def __rib__(self): pass
Having unilaterally decided that some connection between something
Fuller once said about ships (was it ?)
and the fact that there is a programming language called Python
which is a snake and has ribs (like a ship?) and uses double underscore
is so irrestibly clever that it deserves a place in the Urnian Pantheon
and private language
we will be subject to references to it - in this public forum - for how
Hoping to influence that decision:
a) One of design features of the programming language named after a
comedy troup, not a reptile, that it seems to me is of fundamental
significance to tis success is its willingness to be outward facing, not
inward - its willingness to leverage the use of generally accepted and
commonly used idioms, not be overly clever, i.e be a public language,
not a private language.
b) Fuller only marginalized himself by resorting to private language.
Clever enough poeple like myself find him unbearable to read, which is
something quite different from being able to read him, were it bearable
to do so.
c) Urner is not Fuller.
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