The Ideals of a Python Hacker (was: Poll Results)

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Fri Nov 30 17:25:33 CET 2001

On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 11:04:08AM -0500, Steven D. Majewski wrote:
> > > Jonathan Gardner <jgardn at> wrote, in part:
> > > > They'd have to be [young]. I can't seem to find a place to get paid to work in
> > > > Python yet. I can't imagine a guy with 3 kids trying to make a living
> > > > by programming python unless he is the rare guy that has a job in it.
> > 
> >    I am 34 yo, with exactly 3 children. For more than 5 years I earn living
> > by Web programing using Python and ONLY Python (I mean Python as a
> > programming language; of course I use SQL, write JavaScript, but not Perl,
> > for example.)
>  I'm 49, omnivorous, married, with 3 children, 2 dogs and 1 cat, 
> programming mostly in Python, C and Lisp, with a little dabbling 
> in Java, C++ and Objective-C.  And all those youngsters I met at
> the very first Python workshop are all about 10 years older now. 


   I am sure one does not need to be a little boy to be a good programmer.
(I am pretty sure it is other way around - those youngsters need to have a
good learning before doing Real Job :)

     Oleg Broytmann              phd at
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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