Python vs ...

Ray Smith ray at
Sun Jul 20 03:20:20 CEST 2003

Ben Finney wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 23:57:40 GMT, Ray Smith wrote:
>>when I program a tricky well written piece of code
> When I see a piece of code that can be described as "tricky", I think
> "Gee I bet this is a source of bugs".
> Make your code obvious, please.  Trickiness is what I want in a mystery
> novel or a puzzle, not in code to be read by humans.

"Tricky" was probably a bad word ... "difficult" might be a better word.

So to say it again ...

when I program a difficult problem "well" in another language I say to 
myself ...

"Gee I was clever"

when I program a difficult problem "well" in Python I say to myself ...

"Gee Python is Clever"


Ray Smith

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