Python advocacy

Emile van Sebille emile at
Fri Dec 15 10:57:49 EST 2000

Steve Horne wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Dec 2000 14:24:27 +0100, "Alex Martelli"
> <aleaxit at> wrote:
>> Makes me wonder why Larry Wall didn't think to include at least
>> ONE strangeness, wart, or inconsistency *somewhere* in Perl...
>> thus making it so boringly perfect and un-idiosyncratic as to
>> leave its advocates without a suitable 'scapegoat feature'!
> Erm - either you haven't used Perl, or your an advocate yourself!
> Personally, if I was selling Python, Perl would be involved in my
> scapegoat manouvre.

I expect Alex had his tongue firmly planted in cheek for that part of 
his post.

But-I-could-be-wrong-ly y'rs

Emile van Sebille
emile at

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