Languages for different purposes (was Re: New user's initial thoughts / criticisms of Python)

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Nov 10 02:05:07 CET 2013

On 09/11/2013 23:24, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 09/11/2013 22:58, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> * Some languages are just fundamentally bad. I do not recommend ever
>> writing production code in Whitespace, Ook, or Piet.
> In my last job I was forced into using Apple(42 not so obvious ways to
> do it)Script.  Yuck.

I'd forgotten I'd used Monk back around 1999/2000.  I couldn't remember 
much about it so just looked it up here, not sure 
if it's double or triple yuck.

Still, when you've been spoiled by Python for 10 years I guess anything 
else looks bad by definition :)

Python is the second best programming language in the world.
But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence

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