What do perl lovers like about python?
andy at hexten.net
Wed Aug 22 23:38:16 BST 2007
On 22 Aug 2007, at 18:08, Eric Wilhelm wrote:
>>  http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3882
> If I find myself writing code at full typing speed, I think I'm
> writing too much code.
Yes I agree. Specifically I sometimes myself enjoying the act of
programming so much that I've written a load of stuff that works
perfectly but is unnecessary. YAGNI is one of the most useful lessons
I've learnt in the last few years - but I still forget and only wake
up a few hundred lines later.
> "When you're writing working code nearly as fast as you can type and
> your misstep rate is near zero, it generally means you've achieved
> mastery of the language."
> For me, that illustrates the difference in waterbed theory between the
> languages. I've written and read a fair bit of python code. I find
> that the smallness of the language limits me and tends to sanction
I wonder. Yes, possibly - but I decided that if I knew Python as well
as I know Perl I'd be able to use it to write code I liked just as
much - although possibly for different reasons. Fuck that's vague :)
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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