Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 12)

Peter Hansen 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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