Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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by rff on Fri 14th May 2004 23:39 UTC

Mh, I'd say the key concept in most python's presentations I've read is 'clear' or anyway something on the line of OOWTDI.

Not that I'm saying fun is the more valuable feature of a language.

Say,
Being able to have aliases for methods is fun, cause it let me express things in a way that maps better to my own mind and to the use I'm making of a method.
Having lots of methods built-in in base classes is fun cause it relieves me from thinking to include external modules and use that.
No distinction beetween any object in the system is fun cause I don't have to think "oh, but I can't do that with this..".
callcc is fun.

Yet, all these things are commonly viewed as really evil things from all the python developers I've talked with.

I really believe OOWTDI is incompatible with fun in programming.
Quoting larry wall, it's like you teacher telling you that you can play any game you want as long as it is the game she chooses.

Saying that python is fun is fully agreeable, but sure this is not its defining feature.


PS
no need to convince me to use python, I already do and have fun with it ;)