Python is fun (useless social thread) ;-)

bruno at modulix onurb at xiludom.gro
Tue Jun 20 17:34:34 CEST 2006

Max M wrote:
> bruno at modulix wrote:
>> Max M wrote:
>>> bruno at modulix wrote:
>>>>> Or did you just like what you saw and decided to learn it for fun?
>>>> Well, I haven't be really impressed the first time - note that it
>>>> was at
>>>> the very end of the last century, with v1.5.2. 
>>> 1.5.2 was an excellent version. Not really that different in use than
>>> current version.
>> Nope, "not really that different" - we were just missing list-comps,
>> generators, new-style classes, classmethods, staticmethods, usable
>> metaclasses, descriptors, @decorators sugar, extended slices, and a few
>> other goodies coming in 2.5 like coroutines and with: statement...
> I wrote "different in use". 

Yes. It just happens that all this really changed a lot the way I use
Python (and the way I design and program in general).

> Which is not the same as saying it has not
> changed. The general feel of coding in Python is exactly the same to me.

AFAIC, the overall feeling that the language helps me instead of getting
in the way is still here, of course !-)

> I believe that most of those changes you mention are rarely used by most
> programmers.

Too bad for them then. Not that I use all of these nice features all the
time, but I have a use case for at least one of them almost everyday -
and I do miss them when using other languages.

bruno desthuilliers
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