Python's great, in a word

Paddy paddy3118 at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 9 17:09:53 CET 2008


On Jan 9, 1:02 pm, MartinRineh... at gmail.com wrote:
> Thanks to all for many helpful suggestions.
>
> Python, by the way, is verbose when compared to APL. (Seehttp://catpad.net/michael/apl/if you don't believe this.) You need to
> stick in an adverb (maybe "gracefully concise") as standalone
> "concise" is owned by APL.
>
> Basilisk96 wrote:
> > Did programmers stop writing programs on punch cards because they ran
> > out of punch paper?
>
> If you drive on the NYS Thruway, you still get a punch card when you
> enter. You turn it in when you pay your toll.

I didn't reread my blog post! I meant Python is *succinct* with
definition:
  http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/succinct?view=uk

"Briefly and clearly expressed".

(I should engage brain before typing).

- Paddy.



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