akuchlin at mems-exchange.org
Mon Jul 2 03:18:09 CEST 2001
Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> writes:
> Just out of curiosity, how long must one dislike something before that
> dislike graduates from "knee-jerk reaction" to "considered opinion"?
> Having now used python for about 4 years, ...
At that point, it's certainly a considered opinion, because you've
actually used the language and found it to be a problem. I'm mostly
thinking of people who haven't actually used the language at all, yet
will vociferously maintain that it's an insurmountably bad decision.
(Exhibit A: Slashdot, or at least a subset of Slashdot posters.) Once
you've written some actual code using Python, if you still think it's
a problem, well, that's fair enough. There are a few other long-time
users who aren't enamored of the indentation rules, but who grit their
teeth and live with it, so you're not alone.
More information about the Python-list