Attack a sacred Python Cow

Paul McGuire ptmcg at austin.rr.com
Fri Aug 1 01:15:13 CEST 2008


On Jul 28, 12:15 pm, Kay Schluehr <kay.schlu... at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 28 Jul., 06:42, "Russ P." <Russ.Paie... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Jul 27, 8:58 pm, castironpi <castiro... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > On Jul 27, 2:39 pm, Bruno Desthuilliers
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> > > <bdesth.quelquech... at free.quelquepart.fr> wrote:
> > > > Derek Martin a écrit :
> > > > > It's bad programming, but the world is full of bad programmers, and we
> > > > > don't always have the choice not to use their code.  Isn't one of
> > > > > Python's goals to minimize opportunities for bad programming?
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> > > > Nope. That's Java's goal. Python's goals are to maximize opportunities
> > > > for good programming, which is quite different.
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> > Oh, gosh, that is so clever. What a bunch of crap.
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> > > +1 QOTW
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> > Do you realize what an insult that is to everyone else who has posted
> > here in the past week?
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> Nothing glues a community together so well as a common enemy. Or even
> better: two enemies i.e. Perl and Java in Pythons case. On the other
> hand, some enemies have to be ignored or declared to be not an enemy
> ( Ruby ), although oneself is clearly an enemy for them. The same
> antisymmetry holds for Python and Java. Java is an enemy for Python
> but Python is not worth for Java to be an enemy as long as it can be
> ignored. C++ and Java are enemies for each other. Same holds for Java
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