Article of interest: Python pros/cons for the enterprise
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Feb 24 01:57:52 CET 2008
"Jeff Schwab" <jeff at schwabcenter.com> wrote in message
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[snip discussion of 'with' statements]
| Yes, this seems to be the Python way: For each popular feature of some
| other language, create a less flexible Python feature that achieves the
| same effect in the most common cases (e.g. lambda to imitate function
| literals, or recursive assignment to allow x = y = z).
This is a rather acute observation. Another example is generators versus
full coroutines (or continuations). Guido is content to capture 80% of the
practical use cases of a feature. He never intended Python to be a 100%
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