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

Rhodri James rhodri at
Sat Jan 24 04:47:39 CET 2009

On Sat, 24 Jan 2009 03:18:05 -0000, Paul Rubin  
<""@nospam.invalid> wrote:

> It is, to some extent, also
> part of the PHB's job to "filter the traffic" and protect both Fred
> and you from making too many interruptions for each other.  This is
> especially important if you're the type of programmer who tends to get
> their hands in a lot of different areas of a project.

In a perfect environment this is true.  In an environment where the
PHBs are overstretched because their PHBs aren't up to much, that
filter function tends to become a full roadblock.  Under those
circumstances you have three choices: 1) defeat the data hiding
by talking to Fred directly; 2) defeat the data hiding by hacking
away yourself and getting Fred's forgiveness later; 3) give up.

See, we're back on topic!

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses

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