about sort and dictionary

rurpy at yahoo.com rurpy at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 23 05:11:03 CET 2005


Alex Martelli wrote:
> <rurpy at yahoo.com> wrote:
>    ...
> > language, yea, I guess I think it's bad.  A general
> > purpose language should strive to support as wide a
> > varity of styles as possible.
>
> Definitely NOT Python's core design principle, indeed the reverse of it.

Priciples are fine if not carried to an extreme, as any examination
of religous or political groups will show.

> > But this is getting rather off-topic.
>
> Yep.  If you disagree so deeply with Python's foundations, other
> language such as Perl, embodying just the "striving" you cherish, should
> probably make you much happier.

There is much about Perl's rich functionality that is very worthy.
Unfortunately, as you know, it's syntax leaves a lot to be desired.




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