newbie: good reasons for learning Python?

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at
Mon Jun 23 01:10:08 CEST 2003

On Sun, 22 Jun 2003 14:51:38 GMT, Steve Holden wrote:
> "Mel Wilson" <mwilson at> wrote:
>>     's'[:i != 1]
>> is a cute way to generate the plural endings.
> ... in English

... and is far more "cute" than it is "maintainable" or "readable".

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