Python slogan, was Re: Grouping code by indentation - feature or ******?

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Sat Mar 26 20:02:20 CET 2005

Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     >> Or, paraphrasing Mark Twain, "Python is the worst possible
>     >> programming language, except for all the others."

> Google thinks it's Winston Churchill as well.  I did come across a quote
> wiki:
> None of the quotes attributes to Mark Twain looked like the democracy
> quote, though he had a few other good ones related to goverment and
> politics that might be worth a passing glance:

Thanks Kent, thanks Skip.

Wikiquote is nice. I missed it because I googled for Mark Twain and parts of
the Churchill quote -- for that I'm now convinced it is as wikiquote gives
a slightly longer excerpt and the date and location of the speech (November
11, 1947, in the House of Commons).

The closest Mark Twain quote I found is

"We are stopping at Shepherd's Hotel, which is the worst on earth except the
one I stopped at once in a small town in the United States."

Not very close, though, and the ones on wikiquote are better, too.


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