Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 24)

Martijn Faassen m.faassen at vet.uu.nl
Tue Feb 25 23:22:17 CET 2003

David M. Cook <davecook at nowhere.net> wrote:
> In article <3E5B8EC8.264EF159 at engcorp.com>, Peter Hansen wrote:
>> Tim Ottinger wrote:
>>> BTW: comp.object has spawned threads on python recently.
>>> It's partly my fault, but it wasn't really my intent.
>>> It would not hurt to have a few python experts in the
>>> discussion, especially as regards the "python is slow" bit.
>> Oh god!  Not comp.object.  _Anything_ but comp.object. :-(
> It seems to be a whole newsgroup full of Brandon Van Every types.

Poor Brandon, such a reputation created in such a short time!

comp.object is full of ideological flamewars about the "Right way" to
do object oriented modelling/programming, with a bunch of borderline cooks.
The pros and cons of extreme programming feature regularly, of course. And then
there's the initimitable 'Topmind' advocating "table oriented programming"
and arguing against the "object oriented religion" in comp.object against
all odds. I rather like him, frequently disagree with him, but don't want to 
debate him anymore; his net.stamina is that of a million Brandon Van Every's!

I believe Topmind has actually taken a look at Python at some point; it
may be even due to a debate with him where I mentioned the language. He
was asking for OO examples in Python (and not Smalltalk which he found
less readable) at one point.


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