Eureka moments in Python
Brett g Porter
bgporter at acm.org
Tue Mar 13 16:05:07 CET 2007
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I'd be interested in hearing people's stories of Eureka moments in Python,
> moments where you suddenly realise that some task which seemed like it
> would be hard work was easy with Python.
Mine was definitely when I was first working with the xmlrpc module, and
I was puzzled to no end how it was that I was able to make a call to a
method of an object when that method didn't exist. All the talk about
Python being a dynamic language had bounced off of me until that moment,
when I walked through the __getattr__ method in the debugger and was
Not surprisingly, that was also the moment when C++ started feeling like
a straightjacket to me...
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