Looking for Python programmers--where to search?

gbp gpepice1 at nycap.rr.com
Fri Sep 29 06:04:55 CEST 2000


It took me 6 days.

3 days to find an editor that would format the code correctly so the
interprator wouldn't crash.  3 days for the basics of the langauge.

Thats better than Perl though... I've been using it for 6 months and I
still can't write a function without looking at an example.  Perl syntax
is butt-ugly.

Courageous wrote:
> 
> > In my experience a lot of "C++ programmers" are C coders who use "//"
> > instead of "/* ... */" for comments.  They also seem to think that
> > Hungarian Notation is part of the language.
> 
> "Okay, goddamit, no shit! It's a long pointer, you pedantic brainless
> fuckhead!!! Now knock it the fuck off!!!!!"
> 
> :)-
> 
> > And they probably aren't really programmers either.  An earlier poster
> > made the point I think.  Ignore languages and concentrate on their
> > skills in problem solving, interpreting requirements and designing
> > solutions.  If you get the right guy he will pick up Python the night
> > after the first interview just because he wants to find out about this
> > cool new language that you and your company are excited about.
> 
> I'm teaching a Python course next Wednesday. I'll be seriously
> tempted to issue pinkslips to all those students who don't
> understand the language in totum by Friday.
> 
> Who wants to work with programmers who can't figure out Python
> in 3 days?
> 
> :)-
> 
> C//



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