Python is readable

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Fri Mar 16 17:48:21 CET 2012


On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:10:12 +0100, Kiuhnm wrote:

> Maybe we should define *exactly* what readability is (in less then 500
> lines, if possible).

If you can't be bothered to read my post before replying, save yourself 
some more time and don't bother to reply at all.

I quote from the part of the my post you deleted:

    When people talk about readability, they normally mean to 
    ask how much mental effort is needed to interpret the 
    meaning of the text, not how much time does it take to 
    pass your eyes over the characters. In other words they 
    are actually talking about comprehensibility.


Unless I've made a mistake counting, that's less than 500 lines.


> According to your view, ASM code is more readable than Python code. It's
> just that there's more to read in ASM.

What a ridiculous misrepresentation of my position. Readability is not 
proportional to length.




-- 
Steven



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