These are discouraging stats to Perlistas & Pythonistas...

Harald H.-J. Bongartz bongie at
Fri Jan 10 16:03:45 CET 2003

Paul Boddie wrote:
> jacob at (Jacob Hallen) wrote in message
> news:<avfkpp$a7n$1 at>...
>> An interesting thought is wether the 55 Python programmers will
>> produce more useful applications than the 2037 VB programmers.
> It gets even more interesting if you take monkeys and typewriters into
> consideration.

Modern monkeys don't use typewriters anymore.  They use a serial console
with Emacs.  (They experimented with vi, but monkeys tend to press the
Esc key too often and 'i' or 'a' too rarely, so productivity was
reduced dramatically.)

        Harald [vim user]
Harald H.-J. Bongartz <bongie at>
Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes
hurtling down the highway.              -- Andrew S. Tannenbaum

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