variable declaration

Robert Brewer fumanchu at
Mon Jan 31 12:21:10 EST 2005

Alex Martelli wrote:
> 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".

You are an exceptional person, Alex. ;)

Robert Brewer
Amor Ministries
fumanchu at

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