[Israel.pm] Python talk

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Mon Dec 6 02:39:06 PST 2004

On Sunday 05 December 2004 21:27, Uri Bruck wrote:
> I'd be interested in hearing such a talk, provided the format allows
> room for discussion. That suggests one of the monthky meetings rather
> than YAPC. I find the tone of the message slightly disturbing, though.

Uri, you've hit the nail right on the spot. I had the same feeling towards the 
message as well.

I should note that I've done some programming in Python, and found that I like 
it less than Perl. A lot of the small-scope constructs that Perl provides 
(like next/last LABEL or here-documents) are not provided, operators are 
overloaded to insanity (+ is numeric addition, string concatenation and array 
concatenation; likewise for * for multiplication/repetition), and lots of 
things require object using the dot operator for method call. 

All in all, it feels less natural to me and stricter than using Perl.


	Shlomi Fish

> Especially :
>  >> I admit I still use Perl occasionally, but I feel guilty afterwards.
>  >> Programming Perl is a SIN!
> I myself have some pretty strong opinins about some programming
> practices, and moderate opinions about others. But I'd be interested in
> hearing a real discussion, not a holy war.

Shlomi Fish      shlomif at iglu.org.il
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