Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at
Thu Jan 15 06:51:32 CET 2009

On Jan 13, 2:48 am, "Russ P." <Russ.Paie... at> wrote:
> I started looking at Scala a while back. It is has many nice features.
> It seamlessly combines object orientation with advanced functional
> programming.

I don't like that. Scala was designed with the idea of putting
together the two worlds, by I think the result was to get the
complications of both worlds. I don't think a SML-like functional
language needs to be integrated with object orientation, it is fine
just without it. The old quote

Programming languages should be designed not by piling feature on top
of feature, but by removing the weaknesses and restrictions that make
additional features appear necessary. -- William Clinger

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