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

Russ P. Russ.Paielli at
Wed Jan 21 07:32:57 CET 2009

On Jan 20, 10:18 pm, James Mills <prolo... at> wrote:

> I never did say that python -is- suitable for
> all applications or that all languages are suitable
> for all purposes.

But you did make some rather outlandish statements. I had written

> I suggest you call Boeing and tell them that encapsulation is more
> trouble than it's worth for their 787 flight software. But please
> don't do it if you ever wish to work for them, because you will be
> proving conclusively that you don't have a clue about the kind of
> software systems they produce.

And you wrote this little gem in reply:

I am 100% confident that those same systems could be
well written in a language such as Python and would very
likely end up being much smaller and more manageable.

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