write a loopin one line; process file paths

John Thingstad john.thingstad at chello.no
Mon Oct 24 15:43:52 CEST 2005


On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 11:48:01 +0200, Xah Lee <xah at xahlee.org> wrote:

> Thanks a lot for various notes. Bonono?
>
> I will have to look at the itertools module. Just went to the doc
> http://www.python.org/doc/2.4.1/lib/module-itertools.html
> looks interesting.
>
>> But I believe Python is designed for easy to code and read and maintain
>> in mind.
>
>> One has to admit that without some training, FP is not very
>> intuitive, my head spin when I see haskell code. A for loop is easier
>> to understand.
>
> This i'm not sure. Of the past couple of years i increasingly developed
> a theory (probably well-known among proper experts), that the
> difficulty of human feats of various forms, are primarily a perception
> and familiarity thing. This may be getting off topic, but i wrote an
> essay expresising much of the idea using Juggling as a example:
> Difficulty Perceptions in Human Feats
>  http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/t2/juggling.html
>
> likewise, i think this applies to mental feats as well. In particular,
> i think that whether imperative code or functional code is easier for
> the mind is almost ENTIRELY dependent on which one the person is more
> familiar with, coulped with a innate attitude one may have picked up.
>
>> Well, if you want clean FP, you can always try haskell which is getting
>> better and better in terms of real world module support(file system,
>> network etc).
>
> oh Haskell, my love! I am really going to learn it now. (maybe i'll
> start A-Java-Haskell-A-Day) This month i just learned and read about
> how Perl 6 is implemented in Haskell! (because one Taiwaness hacker
> single-handedly by happenstance tried to do it, as a by-product of
> learning Haskell) This Pugs (Perl6 in Haskell) really brought two
> rather incompatible communities together somewhat for mutual exchange.
> (the learning, on the surface, is politely said to be mutual, but i'm
> pretty sure it's mostly Perlers learning from the Haskell folks)
>
> ... there is a sentiment among the elite tech-geeking morons, early on
> imbued by the concept of troll, so that they in general don't
> communicate and learn from any other language except their own.
> Anything cross-posted is considered as troll, and the inter-language
> communication has been essentially completely cut off. Basically, the
> only ones generating all the garbage posts are these troll-criers
> themselves. (will have to flesh out on this particular point of
> net-sociology in a essay some other day.)
>
>  Xah
>  xah at xahlee.org
>http://xahlee.org/
>

Honestly.. "your programming skills suck"

John

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