What Python looks like

Gary Herron gherron at islandtraining.com
Mon Aug 4 21:43:34 CEST 2008

iu2 wrote:
> Hi,
> This is a little bit strange post, but I'm curious...
> I learned Python from its tutorial step by step, and practicing
> writing small scripts.
> I haven't seen a Python program before knowing Python.
> I'm curious, what did Python code look like to those of you who have
> seen a bunch of Python code for the first time before knowing Python?
> (I can tell, for example, that seeing perl for the first time looked
> like C with many $$$, I could see "if" and "for" and "while" but they
> were meaningless. Or Lisp for the first time looked like many words,
> no operators, how could that make a program???)

My impression was (and still is):

A page of Python code looks *clean*,  with not a lot of 
punctuation/special symbols and (in particular) no useless lines 
containing {/} or begin/end or do/done (or whatever).

Gary Herron

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