How coding in Python is bad for you

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Jan 24 02:08:53 EST 2017

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Bob Martin <bob.martin at> wrote:
> in 770207 20170124 005601 Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
>>REXX has even less structure than Python - it doesn't even have
>>functions, just labels, so you can actually have two functions that
>>share a common tail. And yes, you can abuse that horrendously to
>>create unreadable code. Is REXX a bad language because of that? No.
>>You can use structure badly, and you can use freedom badly.
> Of course Rexx has functions!

Built-ins, yes, but when you define your own, it's by giving a label.
It isn't a function until it's called as a function.


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