jack at performancedrivers.com
Thu Apr 17 18:35:58 CEST 2003
On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 03:39:44PM +0000, Courageous wrote:
> >I do not know if this ignorance, laziness, or a meme, but I would like
> >to know if there a real definition of "pythonic". Anyone?
> First you have to understand the word "unpythonic".
> This is kind of like the word "communist". You know? During the
> 50's, your life was over if you were labeled a "communist"?
> Guido, Tim, and team sit on a the Technical Committee for Un[ythonic
I know you were being tounge-in-cheek, but to be a Communist in the 50s was to
advocate the violent overthrow of the US government. Today it just means
you like hanging out in espresso bars. McCarthy might have been a self
promoting dick, but there really _was_ a secret cabal out to get us. The fact
that they didn't succeed doesn't mean they didn't exist.
Back to humor, at a similar level of severity, "Unpythonic" would mean secretly
advocating (static typing | implicit is better than explicit | Guido getting
hit by a bus and being replaced by Larry Wall). To be "purged" would mean
having your CVS write permissions revoked.
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