map vs. list-comprehension
roy at panix.com
Fri Jul 1 03:23:09 CEST 2005
Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com> wrote:
> One of the strengths of Python has been that the language itself is
> small (which it shares with C and (if I understand correctly, not being
> a lisp programmer?) Lisp), but with all the syntax enhancements going
> on, Python is getting pretty complicated. I have to wonder if new users
> won't begin to find it just as intimidating as Perl or other big
Even some of the relatively recent library enhancements have been kind of
complicated. The logging module, for example, seems way over the top.
Look at what happened to C when it mutated into C++. In isolation, most of
the features of C++ seem like good ideas. Taken together, it's a huge
hairy mess that most people only understand increasingly larger subsets of.
Fred Brooks called it the second system sy
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