Is there no end to Python?

Mark Warburton Mark.Warburton at
Fri Mar 17 20:34:19 CET 2006

John Salerno wrote:
> But isn't Python sort of known for the opposite, i.e. 'one simple way',
> or something to that effect?

Ha!  I was thinking the same thing.  But then I realized this only
applies at the microscopic level.  If you're doing something like
reversing the order of the elements in a list, there aren't many
different ways to do it.

On the other hand, if you're looking at macroscopic task like writing a
flight simulator, there are many many different ways to approach it.  A
pythonic language limits you at the microscopic level but not the
macroscopic!  This way the code is readable by anyone (including you!)
and you are free to dream up any algorithms you like.
Mark Warburton
Ottawa, Canada

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