Python or Java or maybe PHP?

Steve Holden steve at
Thu Jan 12 02:36:07 EST 2006

Peter Hansen wrote:
> Alex Martelli wrote:
>>One great programming principle is "Dont' Repeat Yourself": when you're
>>having to express the same thing over and over, there IS something
>>wrong.  I believe the "DYR" phrasing is due to the so-called Pragmatic
>>Programmers, who are paladins of Ruby, but I also believe it's a
>>principle most experienced programmers could accept.
> Shall we assume DYR == "Do You Ruby?" ?  <wink>
No. it's the Forth equivalent of DRY: Don't yourself repeat.

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