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

Roy Smith roy at
Thu Jan 15 15:20:13 CET 2009

In article <7xwscx6zfo.fsf at>,
 Paul Rubin <> wrote:

> basically I think C is evil.

C is not evil.  It's a tool.  Would you call a hammer evil because it's not 
very good at driving screws?  C is a very good tool for doing the kind of 
thing it was designed for, which is highly efficient, low-level, portable 

The fact that C has been used to write all sorts of large-scale 
applications doesn't mean that it's good at that kind of stuff.  It just 
means that all the alternatives suck more than it does for that kind of 

If you want evil, look at C++.

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