Kindness

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Jul 14 03:35:53 EDT 2018


On Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:19:36 +0300, Mikhail V wrote:

> From Marko's check-list:
> [ ] The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality

Many Python programmers -- perhaps the majority -- know more than one 
programming language, enjoy some of them, and can appreciate their 
strengths and the differences between them. Most of the core devs are 
competent C programmers. I don't know what percentage of Python 
programmers know only Python, and no other language, but my guess is that 
outside of school kids learning the language because their school makes 
it compulsory, it's probably a small percentage.

The Python community has a long and glorious history of borrowing ideas 
from other languages, without slavishly following them. Neither "not 
invented here" nor "never invented here".

These are not the characteristics of "us-versus-them".


-- 
Steven D'Aprano
"Ever since I learned about confirmation bias, I've been seeing
it everywhere." -- Jon Ronson



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