Python as Guido Intended

Dave Hansen iddw at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 30 17:00:48 CET 2005


On 30 Nov 2005 10:57:04 GMT in comp.lang.python, Antoon Pardon
<apardon at forel.vub.ac.be> wrote:

>On 2005-11-29, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
>> Antoon Pardon <apardon at forel.vub.ac.be> writes:
>>>> You see, you can make languages more powerful by *removing* things
>>>> from it.
>>> You cast this in way to general terms. The logic conclusion
>>> from this statements is that the most powerfull language
>>> is the empty language.
>>
>> The only way you reach that conclusion is if you read the statement as
>> saying that removing things *always* makes a langauge more
>> powerful. That's not what I said,
>
>I would say it is the common interpretation for such a sentence.

I hope no one ever tells you that you'd be healthier if you ate less
and exercised more. (Perhaps it's not true in your case, but it
certainly is in mine.)

Regards,

                                        -=Dave

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