[Edu-sig] [edupython] Python in Education Advocacy Article

Ivan Krstić krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Tue Mar 27 23:19:14 CEST 2007

Michael Tobis wrote:
> As penance I have reduced it from seven lines to six. This one is
> actually tested.

You know, when confronted with this type of little, one-off problems
before, I used to write Perl code like this:

for (1..5){@d = sort split //,($_+(chomp($_=<STDIN>))*0);
print $_+0;}

So when I see code that reads about as easily on a Python list, I think
it might be time to tell people to step back, take a deep breath, and
remember there's a reason they're using Python -- and it's not reducing
the LOC count ;)

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