Python is readable

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Fri Mar 30 18:20:35 CEST 2012

On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 12:46 AM, Nathan Rice
<nathan.alexander.rice at> wrote:
> I believe in the idea of "things should be as simple as possible, but
> not simpler".  Programming as it currently exists is absolutely
> convoluted.  I am called on to help people learn to program from time
> to time, and I can tell you that we still have a LONG way to go before
> programming approaches a global optimum in either the semantic or
> syntactic space.

Aside from messes of installing and setting up language
interpreters/compilers, which are averted by simply having several
pre-installed (I think my Linux boxes come with some Python 2 version,
Perl, bash, and a few others), that isn't really the case. Starting a
Python script is easy. Programming gets convoluted only when, and to
the extent that, the task does.


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