More random python observations from a perl programmer
tchrist at mox.perl.com
Thu Aug 19 16:05:24 EDT 1999
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Guido van Rossum <guido at cnri.reston.va.us> writes:
:Please let the issue go. As we say, you are welcome to fix it
:yourself. We'd even accept a Perl script that turns our latex (soon
:to be SGML or XML) into man page format.
I tend to answer every criticism instead of letting it settle
in and saying one answer once. This is sub-optimal.
Your wishes shall be granted--if I can; I'll certainly try.
:Since you're an O'Reilly author, I'm surprised you didn't base your
:(otherwise excellent) Perl/Python guide on the much more recent (April
:99) Learning Python by Mark Lutz and David Ascher. It would have
:saved you a whole bunch of pitfalls.
I couldn't find it when I was looking on the way to the desert. I could
only find the first one, so that's the one I took with me! I'm not sure
whether I have the other one still, or whether one of my random visitors
absconded with it.
"All mainstream science was once heresy."
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