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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Jan 15 21:38:32 CET 2009

Michele Simionato wrote:
> On Jan 15, 7:38 am, "James Mills" <prolo... at>
> wrote:
>> If one is a clumsy programmer, then perhaps
>> one ought to be using a language that holds one's hand.
> Yes, and I use Python because it is a language that holds my hand,
> otherwise I would use C and enjoy segmentation faults all the time.

So perhaps it is a matter of which handholding one wants and which one 
hates.  To avoid all, stick with assembler ;-).


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