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Subject:   Comment on annoyed Python enthusiasts
Date:   2003-04-15 00:23:50
From:   peterlaurie
I'm sorry my remarks about Python upset some of the language's enthusiasts.
This was the first program I had ever written in Python, and I spoke as I
found. My normal langaues are 'C' and Perl. Both use braces and their
absence in Python is striking.


My comments were intended, as I said, for people who have not yet decided on
a computer language. It might help them to point out what we perceive as the
pros and cons of the languages we talk about.


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  • What is Python? and Why Python?
    2003-04-16 10:47:58  anonymous2 [View]

    This may help.

    http://altis.pycs.net/stories/2003/04/16/whatIsPythonAndWhyPython.html
  • Comment on annoyed Python enthusiasts
    2003-04-25 15:20:02  anonymous2 [View]

    Hi Peter,

    We're having a discussion of your article on the Python-Tutor mailing list. Here's a link to the thread:

    http://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/2003-April/022008.html

    The article has stirred up a hornet's nest. *grin*

    You are welcome to join us if you'd like to learn more about Python programming:

    http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/tutor

    Sincerely,
    Danny Yoo
  • Comment on annoyed Python enthusiasts
    2003-04-28 16:06:21  anonymous2 [View]

    Peter wrote:

    "My comments were intended, as I said, for people who have not yet decided on a computer language. It might help them to point out what we perceive as the pros and cons of the languages we talk about."

    I hope you will take the time needed to be able to actaully give such suggestions, and then update this article. Maybe it would be good for the next edition of your book. Python is certainly a poor implementation of Perl if that's what you are after, but it has other qualities.

    Even if it's very easy to learn (particuarly for people who haven't gotten used to Perl ;) it will naturally take a little time to get proficient. Imagine someone trying to teach people Perl after an hour or so of exposure to the language... :)