What's better about Ruby than Python?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Aug 20 20:06:59 CEST 2003
In article <s497kvcr4h4r6rf9s7tlcq1gjqpj277304 at 4ax.com>,
Doug Tolton <dtolton at yahoo.com> wrote:
>I just don't find that argument compelling. By that logic we should
>write the most restrictive language possible on the most restrictive
>platform possible (ie VB on Windows) because allowing choice is
>clearly a bad thing.
It's all about maintaining balance. After all, Python forces you to
format your code in a specific way rather than allowing the freedom of
C/C++ or Perl.
>Don't introduce a feature because it would be so cool that everyone
>would use it? That's just plain weird.
>The Python Core language would still always be controlled by Guido,
>but I don't see the problem with a community of people writing cool
>macro's for python.
Guido's mantra is readability. If you can come up with a concrete
suggestion for a macro system that won't affect Python's readability,
please propose a PEP. Otherwise, there's not much use arguing about it,
because people won't pay attention.
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This is Python. We don't care much about theory, except where it intersects
with useful practice. --Aahz
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