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

Paul Rubin http
Thu Jan 15 18:13:41 CET 2009

Roy Smith <roy at> writes:
> C is not evil.  It's a tool.  Would you call a hammer evil because it's not 
> very good at driving screws?  

I would call a hammer evil if it were built in a way that made it
unnecessarily likely to hit your thumb.

> C is a very good tool for doing the kind of thing it was designed
> for, which is highly efficient, low-level, portable programming.

> 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 
> stuff.

I don't think so:

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