Not fully OO ?

Tim Rowe digitig at
Fri Sep 26 18:48:04 CEST 2008

2008/9/26 Tino Wildenhain <tino at>:

>> The question I usually ask is "Does this language help me get the job
>> done?" Python often does. That's all that really matters, isn't it?
> Well then it still depends on the perception of "job done". For example
> PHP programmers would bet their soul that their language of choice is
> exactly the right one to "get the job done." :-)
> You and me would indeed see a different picture on the level of doneness
> of such jobs ;-)

Well, I did say "Often". Before now I've struggled for ages to write a
Python program to do a job, then when I've tried C# all the problems
have fallen away and the job was done in an hour or so. But other
times it has been the other way around; I've done stuff in Python that
I wouldn't know where to begin with in other languages. One of my
constant refrains is that *no* tool is ideal for *all* jobs!

Tim Rowe

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