Python vs Ruby

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at
Mon Oct 24 13:50:29 CEST 2005

Alex Martelli wrote:
> ... remember Pascal's "Lettres Provinciales",
> and the famous apology about "I am sorry that this letter is so long,
> but I did not have the time to write a shorter one"!-)

This observation applies to code too. I usually spend most of my time
in making short programs
that would have been long. This means:

cutting off non-essential features (and you can discover that a feature
is non essential only after having implemented it)


rethinking the problem to a superior level of abstraction (only
possible after you have implented
the lower level of abstraction).

         Michele Simionato

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