variable declaration

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Mon Jan 31 12:06:38 EST 2005

Robert Brewer <fumanchu at> wrote:

> Bah. Nothing teaches you a new language like having your job depend upon
> it. People who study languages merely for "personal growth" learn 50% of
> the syntax and 1% of the concepts, and then fritter that learning away
> on inconsequential newsgroups the world over.

I disagree.  I studied Python, even though it had nothing to do with my
job, just with the idea of using it on hobby projects; yet I believe I
can reasonably claim to have learned more than 50% of the syntax and 1%
of the concepts, even though you might claim that, whatever percentage
it may be, it's "frittered away on inconsequential newsgroups".


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