Larry Wall's comment on python...

Peter Hansen peter at
Fri Sep 6 22:55:42 EDT 2002

Rod Stephenson wrote:
> [about Larry Wall on Python]
> "Python is cool to look at small bits of, but I think the "outline"
> syntax breaks down with larger chunks of code. I'm with Aristotle on
> the structure of discourse--a story should have a beginning, and
> middle, and an end. So should blocks"
> Any comments?

Anyone know how long is the largest chunk of code Larry Wall has
actually written in Python?

The fact he has to say "I think" about this issue implies he is
guessing.  Maybe if he actually tried it he'd conclude differently.


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