(slightly OT): Python and linux - very cool

Ville Vainio vvainio at tp.spt.fi
Fri Aug 2 11:54:51 CEST 2002

TuxTrax at fortress.tuxnet.net (TuxTrax) wrote in message news:<slrnakjms5.ocs.TuxTrax at fortress.tuxnet>...

> I'm giddy with delight. Python is free. FREE! And it beats VB
> senseless! (IMHO)

Good for you. Expect your cheerful mood to continue - Python beats
most other languages senseless, too (I'm not sure about various
functional programming languages - they can be very elegant, but seem
to be quite impractical for many problems, and hard to grok). After a
while of doing things the Python way, doing the same things in other
languages feels like a real drag. There's very little "grunt work"
that makes people opt for software architect/whatever role instead of
a "normal" programmer. There's a very short time between
understand-how-it-should-work and a working implementation, which
makes it ideal for impatient people (which probably applies for 90% of
programmers :)

-- Ville

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