Python is readable

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Fri Mar 30 03:42:56 CEST 2012

On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:37:09 -0400, Nathan Rice wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 9:44 AM, Albert van der Horst
> <albert at> wrote:
>> In article <mailman.896.1332440814.3037.python-list at>, Nathan
>> Rice  <nathan.alexander.rice at> wrote:

> Of course, I will give Joel one point: too many things related to
> programming are 100% hype, without any real substance; if his article
> had been about bullshit software hype and he hadn't fired the broadsides
> at the very notion of abstraction

He did no such thing. I challenge you to find me one place where Joel has 
*ever* claimed that "the very notion of abstraction" is meaningless or 
without use.


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