Design-by-Committee

Paul Prescod paulp at ActiveState.com
Sat May 5 00:23:21 CEST 2001


Andrew Kuchling wrote:
> 
>...
> 
> It seems to mostly be on new language features (iterations,
> generators, unifying types and classes).  I think this effort is
> mostly misplaced; raw language features are rarely a reason to choose
> one language over another, the availability of libraries being a more
> critical issue.  ...

If that were true, nobody would ever choose Python over Perl or Java. In
fact, a lot of people are attracted by the beauty of the core language
and there are people moving to Ruby because it is a more theoretically
pure language. Through cleaning up little nasty bits, I think Python is
actually getting simpler to learn as time goes by.

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