Laura's List - was Re: new years resolutions
donn at u.washington.edu
Thu Jan 9 00:28:30 CET 2003
Quoth Andrew McGregor <andrew at indranet.co.nz>:
| Don't the best notations look cleaner, have less 'line noise'-like glyphs
| in them?
|> Andrew McGregor <andrew at indranet.co.nz> wrote in message
|> news:<mailman.1041999800.30291.python-list at python.org>...
|>> I think the driving force is that a clean design takes more typing in
|>> Perl, whereas in Python it's usually much, much less.
I'm no fan of line noise, but all by itself I'm sure you will agree that
it's a pretty superficial way to think about languages.
I think the problem in either language is really the same, it's the user's
weakness for an expedient hack. Python may provide fewer opportunities,
but it's relative, and Perl is not a very interesting comparison, is it?
I mean, I'm nicer than Jenghiz Khan, but so what?
Donn Cave, donn at u.washington.edu
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