Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 12)
peter at engcorp.com
Wed Aug 14 03:59:36 CEST 2002
Andreas Leitgeb wrote:
> Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> > QOTW: "Python is not a nanny. It's a language for consenting adults.
> > What you do with your classes is your business. If you use someone else's
> > classes, it is your responsibility to consider the sanity of the source --
> > and to test." -- Terry Reedy
> Actually, Python (just like any high level language, even perl) IS a nanny.
> The only language, that is not at all a nanny is machine language
> (not assembler, but really the raw bytes), and no human would actually
> *want* to write that.
> PS: I know, I know, a little exaggeration never hurts, and makes for
> a good QOTW :-)
A little exaggeration might not hurt, but even if you did it a
million times it wouldn't be enough to make yours the QOTW.
-Peter Hansen ;-)
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