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

david.lyon at david.lyon at
Tue Jan 20 04:44:11 CET 2009

>> Because frankly, that's how I read Russ' explanation for what Scala is
>> doing. Have I missed something?

coz he gets paid per line of code....

it's a mindless way of getting paid more for the same functionality...

>> Well, I *thought* I did, and (unlike Bruno) I'm not hostile to the idea
>> Russ is proposing. But I must admit it's not clear to me why Russ thinks
>> it is a good idea to automatically turn this:
>> class Parrot(object):
>>     def __init__(self):
>>         self.x = 1
>> into this:
>> class Parrot(object):
>>     def __init__(self):
>>         self._x = 1
>>     def getx(self):
>>         return self._x
>>     def setx(self, value):
>>         self._x = value
>>     x = property(getx, setx)

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