Python is readable

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Mar 19 12:57:09 CET 2012

On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:15:07 +0100, Kiuhnm wrote:

> On 3/18/2012 0:04, Michael Torrie wrote:
>> On 03/17/2012 03:28 PM, Kiuhnm wrote:
>>>> They are equally readable. The first one sets EAX to 3; the second
>>>> displays all elements of x on the console. Assembly is readable on a
>>>> very low level, but it's by nature verbose at a high level, and thus
>>>> less readable (you can't eyeball a function and know exactly what it
>>>> does, especially if that function spans more than a screenful of
>>>> code).
>>> Welcome in the realm of trolling.
>> Seems like you're the one trolling.
> At least I hope that ChrisA understood what I meant. I'll spell it out
> for you trollmonger (is that even a word?): 

Sure, why not? A trollmonger would be someone who deals in the buying and 
selling of trolls. Presumably this would be meant figuratively, like an 
argument-monger (someone who starts and gets involved in arguments).

> 1) I read Steve's posts but I found his answers inconsistent. 

I don't think they are, but I'm happy to either clarify or concede any 
points that are contradictory or inconsistent, if you tell me what they 


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