Book "python programming patterns". anybody read this??
roy at panix.com
Sat Dec 22 10:38:06 EST 2001
Gordon McMillan <gmcm at hypernet.com> wrote:
> I am a long-time Pythoneer and a very long-time programmer, and I had to
> study many of the examples carefully before understanding how they
I havn't seen the book, but I have to wonder about the above. Over the 25
or so years I've been programming, I've gradually shifted my priorities
from elegance, cleverness, and efficiency, to simplicity and ease of
understanding. We do a lot of code review at work, and I'm always the guy
at the meetings arguing for rewriting it so it's easier to understand.
It seems to me that if somebody is experienced in both algorithms and in
the particular language a program is written in still has to study the code
carefully to figure out what it's doing, it's probably not very good code.
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