Paul Graham on Python hackers

Ng Pheng Siong ngps at
Sat Aug 7 17:50:51 CEST 2004

According to  <510046470588-0001 at>:
> whereas in that crap of Java, it's already hard to write a program
> that does nothing. 

IIRC there was a stupid language shootout where the Java compiler noticed
the benchmark's main loop was a no-op and optimised it away, producing a
program that did nothing. So you do have the compiler to help you there.

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