ned at nedbatchelder.com
Sat Dec 7 01:07:42 CET 2013
On 12/6/13 6:54 PM, Dan Stromberg wrote:
> Does anyone else feel like Python is being dragged too far in the
> direction of long, complex, multiline one-liners? Or avoiding temporary
> variables with descriptive names? Or using regex's for everything under
> the sun?
> What happened to using classes? What happened to the beautiful emphasis
> on readability? What happened to debuggability (which is always harder
> than writing things in the first place)? And what happened to string
> I'm pleased to see Python getting more popular, but it feels like a lot
> of newcomers are trying their best to turn Python into Perl or
> something, culturally speaking.
I agree with you that those trends would be bad. But I'm not sure how
you are judging that "Python" is being dragged in that direction? It's
a huge community. Sure some people are obsessed with fewer lines, and
micro-optimizations, and other newb mistakes, but there are good people too!
--Ned, ever the optimist.
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