Python as Guido Intended

Antoon Pardon apardon at
Thu Dec 1 11:32:38 CET 2005

On 2005-11-30, Dave Hansen <iddw at> wrote:
> On 30 Nov 2005 10:57:04 GMT in comp.lang.python, Antoon Pardon
><apardon at> wrote:
>>On 2005-11-29, Mike Meyer <mwm at> wrote:
>>> Antoon Pardon <apardon at> writes:
>>>>> You see, you can make languages more powerful by *removing* things
>>>>> from it.
>>>> You cast this in way to general terms. The logic conclusion
>>>> from this statements is that the most powerfull language
>>>> is the empty language.
>>> The only way you reach that conclusion is if you read the statement as
>>> saying that removing things *always* makes a langauge more
>>> powerful. That's not what I said,
>>I would say it is the common interpretation for such a sentence.
> I hope no one ever tells you that you'd be healthier if you ate less
> and exercised more. (Perhaps it's not true in your case, but it
> certainly is in mine.)

But that is IMO not a good analogy. A better analogy would be:

  You can make persons healthier by making them eat less
  and execise more.

Antoon Pardon

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