Why should I switch to Python?

Nick Maclaren nmm1 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 12 13:27:11 EDT 2000

In article <8d2aa8$n58$1 at newshost.accu.uu.nl>, m.faassen at vet.uu.nl (Martijn Faassen) writes:
|> Blake Winton <bwinton at tor.dhs.org> wrote:
|> > On Fri, 31 Mar 2000 19:43:58 -0800, Aaron Turner wrote:
|> >>I've been coding Perl for over 3 years and really like it.  (Especially
|> >>it's syntax and ability to grok my programming style.)
|> > Now, just as a side note, why is it that the sets of The Perl Hackers I
|> > Know, and The People I Know Who Use The Word "Grok" are the same set?
|> It's in the hacker's dictionary:
|> http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/entry/grok.html

According to something I read, incorrectly attributed!  Apparently
Heinlein got it from something he read, and forgot the fact - it
was then pointed out to him and he said something equivalent to
"Oops".  That doesn't stop the attribution to him circulating :-)

The same thing has happened with the expression "To damn with
faint praise", incidentally - it is attributed to Pope, but is
actually Wycherley.

Nick Maclaren,
University of Cambridge Computing Service,
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