python vs perl lines of code

Edward Elliott nobody at
Fri May 19 01:35:01 CEST 2006

Ben Finney wrote:

> Until we get the code to examine independently, all we have is an
> anecdote. Thus the comparison to UFO sightings.

Except UFO sightings comprise a large body of data containing a vast number
of known false reports and others that appear to be in the same vein with
no verified positives despite many concerted efforts to produce such

Here we have a single data point with no positive or negative
corroborations.  It's like a guy saying he saw a cloud that looks like a
python.  The cloud's gone now, but other people can watch other clouds and
report what they see.

Edward Elliott
UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
complangpython at eddeye dot net

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