Python is readable

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sat Mar 17 00:39:21 CET 2012

On 03/16/2012 10:48 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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.

For someone who claims he's merely examining the language and seeking to
learn about it, Kiuhnm is jumping awfully quickly into the realm of

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