Don't you just love writing this sort of thing :)

Rhodri James rhodri at
Mon Dec 8 00:26:14 CET 2008

On Sun, 07 Dec 2008 07:27:51 -0000, Lawrence D'Oliveiro  
<ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:

> In message <mailman.5112.1228605190.3487.python-list at>, Rhodri
> James wrote:
>> Yes, it's very pretty, and you're terribly clever.  In six months' time
>> when you come back to make some engineering change and have to sit down
>> and break it back down into those simple pieces to remind yourself what
>> it's doing, "pretty" and "clever" will not be the words you are using.
>> Trust me on this one.
> Considering I've been writing and maintaining and debugging code for  
> about
> 30 years now, I figure I have the hard-earned right to judge what I will  
> be
> able to understand in six months and what I won't...

Huh.  I can only claim 25 years, but I would still strongly discourage  
 from playing that sort of game.

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses

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