Python and Ruby

Steven D'Aprano steven at
Wed Feb 3 06:59:03 CET 2010

On Tue, 02 Feb 2010 23:11:49 -0600, John Bokma wrote:

> Jonathan Gardner <jgardner at> writes:
>> I can explain, in an hour, every single feature of the Python language
>> to an experienced programmer, all the way up to metaclasses,
> Either you're a hell of a talker, or I am far, far away from being an
> experienced programmer. It's advocacy like this, IMO, that keeps people
> away from a language, because you can't feel nothing but a failure after
> a statement like this.

Surely you're exaggerating? 

Without making any aspersions towards Jonathan either way, the Internet 
is full of both blowhards and geniuses. Anyone who lets the off-the-cup 
claims of either ruin their self-confidence is unlikely to be thinking 
about learning Python, they're probably sitting alone in a dark room 
staring as the walls close in.

Either that or on MySpace.


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