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

James Mills prologic at
Wed Jan 21 07:37:52 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Russ P. <Russ.Paielli at> wrote:
> But you did make some rather outlandish statements. I had written
> this:
>> 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.

And I completely stand by this.


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