How do you program in Python?

Tom Anderson twic at
Tue Jul 5 15:23:08 CEST 2005

On Mon, 4 Jul 2005, Aahz wrote:

> In article <PO6dnYBe4OWczlXfRVn-uQ at>,
> Peter Hansen  <peter at> wrote:
>> After 25 years doing this, I've become something of a Luddite as far as 
>> fancy IDEs and non-standard features go... and a huge believer in 
>> strict decoupling between my tools, to the point of ignoring things 
>> that bundle them together in ways that are, in my opinion, too tight. 
>> Sorry! :-)
> +1 QOTW

+1 insight of the century. This is the heart of the unix way - lots of 
simple little programs that do exactly one thing well, and can be composed 
through simple, clean interfaces. For actually getting things done, a 
toolkit beats a swiss army knife.


This isn't right. This isn't even wrong.

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