henrik.motakef at web.de
Tue Sep 24 19:39:33 CEST 2002
Dave Kuhlman <dkuhlman at rexx.com> writes:
> And, a large part of the book describes how to program without variables and
> state. That's weird and interesting, just like the Elephant Man was weird
> and interesting. But, after that, then what? Am I supposed to try to
> program that way?
Read "The Koan of Side Effect" at
<http://www.bagley.org/~doug/ocaml/Notes/okoans.shtml>. Become enlightened.
> It did not teach me good Python programming style. I could not hardly read
> my own code with all those many layers of parentheses.
> It did not teach me how to use Python data structures. I found myself doing
> too many screwy things with lists.
As the book's title indicates, it's about how computer programs work,
not about using Python data structures.
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