python vs perl lines of code

John Bokma john at
Fri May 19 01:31:56 CEST 2006

"Michael Tobis" <mtobis at> wrote:

> The relevant corrolary is, "he programs best who programs least". I
> would have thought this was conventional wisdom among all dynamic
> language communities. Isn't that the whole point? By all means go back
> to C++ if you like to have three lines for each idea instead of the
> other way around.

You disagree: go back.

A true zealot.

Programming is about writing down ideas in a *clear* and *consistent way*, 
so that not only the original author is able to read and understand it 
after 3 months, but also peers.

According to your silly rule the shortest book on a subject would be the 
best. Now why is that false?

Why are Perl golf scripts so hard to understand?

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