Gentlemen, a call to arms!

Dave Cross dave at
Mon Oct 16 14:45:24 BST 2006

Quoting Matt Sergeant <msergeant at>:

> On 14-Oct-06, at 4:40 AM, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>> This paragraph all seems plausible and consistent to me, but then it makes
>> me wonder "why is Perl special?"
>> Why aren't we aware of the places where C programmers write bad Python or
>> bad Ruby? Surely Sturgeon's Law applies to other languages too?
> You only have to look at some of the most popular Python out there to
> see Perl isn't special in this regard. Look at the source for
> BitTorrent some time.

But Python can't possibly be hard to read. It has all that enforced  

Or have Python programmers been lying to us all along?



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