A critic of Guido's blog on Python's lambda

olsongt at verizon.net olsongt at verizon.net
Sun May 7 21:40:35 CEST 2006


Alex Martelli wrote:
> Steve R. Hastings <steve at hastings.org> wrote:
>    ...
> > > But the key in the whole thread is simply that indentation will not
> > > scale. Nor will Python.
> >
> > This is a curious statement, given that Python is famous for scaling well.
>
> I think "ridiculous" is a better characterization than "curious", even
> if you're seriously into understatement.
>

When you consider that there was just a big flamewar on comp.lang.lisp
about the lack of standard mechanisms for both threading and sockets in
Common Lisp (with the lispers arguing that it wasn't needed) I find it
"curious" that someone can say Common Lisp scales well.




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