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tony summerfelt tsummerfelt1 at myspleenhome.com
Thu May 11 15:44:18 CEST 2000


On Tue, 09 May 2000 11:46:42 -0600, John W. Stevens wrote:

> > i can
> > still ready all the uncommented c code i wrote ten years ago :)

> Have you ever taken a long break from C programming?

about ten years? :)

> I would invite everybody to read Eric Raymond's article: "Why Python?" 

i tend to avoid the proselytizing of various `internet language' people.

along with the above, i also avoid reading richard stallan's
essays/interviews (yeah, free beer, i get it). and tom christiansen's
various postings (yeah, read the docs, i get it)

i came to python by wanting oo, and wanting to avoid java like the plague.

i don't really need to be convinced of anything. if python is as good as i'm
reading about, i'll use it on a regular basis. i did the same with perl and
tcl/tk. i like to have the option to use the language that's best for a
particular job.

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