Types, Cython, program readability

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Sun Mar 16 22:18:45 CET 2008

sturlamolden <sturlamolden at yahoo.no> writes:

> If you don't know how to install a C compiler like Microsoft Visual
> Studio, you should not be programming computers anyway.

Utter elitist nonsense.

Programming should be made easier, and I see Python as a very good
language for making programming easier. Lowering the barrier for
prospective hackers to get into programming is a good thing. The
installation of a C compiler is incidental to that, and has no
necessary connection with programming.

Placing meaningless roadblocks, as you suggest should be done, is
anathema to education.

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Ben Finney

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