Python vs. Perl

François Pinard pinard at
Fri May 25 02:52:43 CEST 2001

[Jonathan Gardner]

> On Thursday 24 May 2001 01:56 pm, Thomas Wouters wrote:

> > And if that isn't enough reason, there's more! Writing code in Python
> > is very easy, because you can write code almost as fast as you can type.

> Is it true?  I've heard rumors of Python programmers programming as fast
> as they can write...

This might indicate that typing is the programming bottleneck, this is not
good.  Typing should not significantly slow down the act of programming.

I appreciate Python as a language which is rather unobtrusive in the
programming process, and in which the bottleneck stays my own thinking.
Of course, here, I mean thinking about the problem to solve, not about
the language or library idiosyncrasies. :-)

François Pinard

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