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

Russ P. Russ.Paielli at
Wed Jan 21 08:30:54 CET 2009

On Jan 20, 11:16 pm, alex23 <wuwe... at> wrote:

> I think this is the main issue we disagree on. I'm happier for Python
> to remain lightweight where such features can be easily added on
> demand through external libraries. I see no reason why a library
> couldn't be as "well-engineered" a solution as an extension to the
> interpreter, its use being a mandated (and enforced) requirement
> within personal projects. The language just has to enable such
> solutions, which I feel Python does well.

That could work. As long as it's well-engineered (not a hack), well-
supported (part of the standard library), and does the job, that's
probably all that matters.

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