Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?
Thu Jan 15 18:13:41 CET 2009
Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> 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
I don't think so: http://www.adaic.org/whyada/ada-vs-c/cada_art.html
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