bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Jun 28 13:43:02 EDT 2001
In article <mailman.993747643.21070.python-list at python.org>,
Roman Suzi <rnd at onego.ru> writes:
> On 28 Jun 2001, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
>>This a general warning against the second system syndrom in Python.
As I wrote in my original post I do not want to actually discuss the
advantages or disadvantages of the examples given.
This already has been done. Hopefully I can explain my concern on a
more general level.
> If you do not want to use them - please do so.
This is no argument.
I will have to read code of other people which will force me to use them.
(Now don't tell me: Don't do this.)
>>To me it looks like these contructs do not add capabilities to
>>python which were missing. They seems to be rare cases in which I
> It depends on the programmer.
It is my hope that python gives more clarity to everybody.
Right now python already does this compared to other programming
> But programmers are lazy
Good variables and comments are essential for each program.
Nodoy should be to lazy to make a program more clear.
>>The new syntatic additions still
>>require that the programmer has a full understanding about what is going on.
>>On the other the sum of language constructs is growing and harder to
>>understand as a complete system.
> Language constructs aren't the pile of features. There is good logic
> behind them, if you look with more attention.
>>Mainly as a python user I urge you to take this into consideration.
> As a python programmer, I think that Python must live
I agree as a python programmer (which I meant by "python user" btw).
There are important additions (e.g. unicode) and the language
has to be maintained.
But as Dennis Ritchie said about the C99 standard commitee:
"I wish they had resisted more firmly."
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