Abstract and concrete syntax

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Sat Jun 11 09:01:42 CEST 2005

Terry Reedy wrote:

> Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  It seems that relative pythonicity 
> sometimes is also ;-).

Ah, the curse of Pythonicity Relativism! What has society come to that 
it cannot recognize Absolute Pythonicness and Absolute Perlishness? The 
measure of Pythonicness was given to us in the inerrant Gospel of Tim! 
Every word of it is literally True! Incant the words "import this" and 
you shall see in glowing letters before you the Gospel of Tim. Count the 
number of verses For and the number Against. If the For verses outnumber 
the Against, the construct is Pythonic, absolutely and without 
equivocation for all people as Guido indented.

ask-me-how-to-calculate-the-age-of-the-universe-ly y'rs,
Acolyte Kern

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

"In the fields of hell where the grass grows high
  Are the graves of dreams allowed to die."
   -- Richard Harter

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