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

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Sat May 6 03:53:53 CEST 2006


Ken Tilton <kentilton at gmail.com> wrote:
   ...
> But the key in the whole thread is simply that indentation will not 
> scale. Nor will Python.

Absolutely.  That's why firms who are interested in building *seriously*
large scale systems, like my employer (and supplier of your free mail
account), would never, EVER use Python, nor employ in prominent
positions such people as the language's inventor and BDFL, the author of
the most used checking tool for it, and the author of the best-selling
reference book about that language; and, for that matter, a Director of
Search Quality who, while personally a world-renowned expert of AI and
LISP, is on record as supporting Python very strongly, and publically
stating its importance to said employer.

Obviously will not scale.  Never.

Well... hardly ever!


Alex



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