Eureka moments in Python

Dustan DustanGroups at
Tue Mar 13 18:48:09 CET 2007

On Mar 13, 10:05 am, Brett g Porter <bgpor... at> wrote:
> 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
> enlightened.
> Not surprisingly, that was also the moment when C++ started feeling like
> a straightjacket to me...

Started? Meaning there was a time when it DIDN'T feel like a
straightjacket? If I were a journalist, this would be all over the

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