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

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 05:48:35 CET 2009


On Jan 15, 8:02 am, Paul Rubin <http://phr...@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
> I'd say there was a time Lisp worked the right way, and a time C
> worked the right way, and maybe a time Python worked the right way,
> and for a while, Algol 60 was perfection embodied.  But times have
> changed more than those languages have, so they no longer work the
> right way.

Or perhaps it is you who changed? I can only speak for myself, but
when I first met Python (coming from Basic, Pascal, Fortran,
Mathematica, Maple) it was the best language I could imagine.
Now Python is still the best language I can find, but it is no more
the best I can imagine, because I know much more about programming
than before. But I would say that's normal and even healthy.
The best language is the one yet to be invented!

> Have you looked at Tim Sweeney's talk that I mentioned in another post?
>
> http://www.st.cs.uni-saarland.de/edu/seminare/2005/advanced-fp/docs/s...

I will have a look now.



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