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

Paul Rubin http
Thu Jan 15 22:59:12 CET 2009


Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> writes:
> I do not see any connection, really, between what you describe above
> and your desire for static type-checking expressed elsewhere.  When I
> was regularly doing analysis of empirical data files, I learned
> (sometimes the hard way, as you describe above) to **ALWAYS** run
> preliminary checks of all fields through the entire file 

Right.  And if the file is large enough that even parsing all the
records to check the fields takes hours, well, that's where I'm at.



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