python vs kung fu
rnd at onego.ru
Tue Jul 17 10:18:39 EDT 2001
On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Kemp Randy-W18971 wrote:
> Kung Fu! Karate! Jujitsu. Aikido.
> Python. Perl. Java. PHP.
> Now I wouldn't want to get into a fight with anyone who is a black belt from
> the major four martial arts. But given a preference, I would choose Aikido,
> since it redirects the attackers force.
> But some people like debates that lead nowhere, and language debates are a
> key example. Now smart software developers actually appeal to all the major
> camps. Let's look at the open source database sapdb at www.sapdb.org. They
> actually have developed interfaces for Java, Perl, and Python. Rather then
> saying one language is better, they opened the spectrum to what they feel
> are the major players. And activestate at www.activestate.com has developed
> tools and language versions for Perl, Python, and TCL.
However, I usually see: "Java", "C++" (or more rare: "Perl") in job
> Language debates remind me of the old joke about life in Communist Russia.
> A supervisor saw a worker digging a hole, and another filling it up. After
> this happened with a dozen holes, he went over and asked what was going on.
> They replied that the one worker who plants the trees is sick, but they
> still wanted to be productive for the day.
There is another similar one:
A worker runs to and from with empty tray. When asked why it is empty?
He answers: I have accelerated(*) my work but the one who must load it
have not accelerated yet;-)
(*) Acceleration (uskorenije) was another Soviet slogan.
Sincerely yours, Roman A.Suzi
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