Is Python Dead? Long Live Python!

Kemp Randy-W18971 Randy.L.Kemp at motorola.com
Mon Jul 16 15:12:26 CEST 2001


This reminds me of a software training session I held long ago.  I mentioned
that one is proficient in a foreign language when they dream in that
language.  Similarly, if one dreams in binary ones and zeros, they have
really mastered software languages.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Brunning [mailto:SBrunning at trisystems.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 7:07 AM
To: python-list at python.org
Cc: 'aleaxit at yahoo.com'
Subject: RE: Is Python Dead? Long Live Python!


> From:	Alex Martelli [SMTP:aleaxit at yahoo.com]
> How silly -- everybody knows that owning it is irrelevant, the key thing
> is sleeping with your head close to it so that its magical effluvia reach
> your brain each night.  Good thing the standard Python library reference
> does specify that usage mode IS keeping it under one's pillow!
 
Alex,
You should be ashamed of yourself, passing on rubbish like this. Putting
them under your pillow does no good; you have to *eat* them if you want to
gain their power.

The 'Essential Reference' isn't a problem here, but you'll need to be a
*big* eater to cope with 'Programming Python'.

Not-saying-a-word-about-Americans-ly y'rs,
Simon B.




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