Python Productivity Gain?

Matthias no at spam.pls
Fri Feb 20 22:37:59 CET 2004

Robin Munn <rmunn at> writes:

> Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote:
> > Now all you need are 19 others and we'll have a significant data point.
> > (Signifying what?  That's what I want to know. ;-)
> I would say "Signifying nothing", but that would mean that all this is
> "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury," if you believe the
> Bard. I don't feel furious, and I don't think I'm an idiot, so never
> mind. (Although if you have other opinions on the latter subject, feel
> free *not* to let me know.) <very big grin>
> Anyway -- I started with BASIC at age six. Learned Pascal and C on my
> own. Also learned C++, but never really grokked object-oriented
> [...]

Just in case you guys are interested: A similar thing (people telling
personal stories how they got to language X after having suffered
under languages A, B, and Y) is going on in the Lisp community for a
while.  The project page is

I admit that even if it's not science it's an interesting read. 

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