Re: Python quote of the week?

Discussion in 'Python' started by Peter Hansen, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Peter Hansen

    Peter Hansen Guest

    Simon Brunning wrote:
    >
    > "All that rigid type safety and data hiding is like wearing army boots on
    > the beach: nothing can bite your toes, but golly don't it feel good to just
    > toss 'em and run barefoot."
    >
    > David Pinn, <http://byandlarge.net/scuttlebutt/archives/000046.html>.


    Hmm.... nothing can bite your toes, but you can still trip.

    And those who "toss 'em and run barefoot" a lot will have learned from the
    experience that going barefoot actually provides one with a better feel
    for the terrain, and thus a more sure-footed way of travelling. It needs
    a little more care (watch out for glass, pointy rocks, and scorpions) but
    is arguably safer in many cases.

    Going barefoot is of course also the more agile way to go:

    "Be more agile: program barefoot, with Python."

    -Peter
    Peter Hansen, Aug 28, 2003
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  2. Peter Hansen wrote:
    > Simon Brunning wrote:
    >
    >>"All that rigid type safety and data hiding is like wearing army boots on
    >>the beach: nothing can bite your toes, but golly don't it feel good to just
    >>toss 'em and run barefoot."
    >>


    (snip)

    > Going barefoot is of course also the more agile way to go:
    >
    > "Be more agile: program barefoot, with Python."
    >


    Beware, some might read it as 'program with your feet with Python' !-)

    Bruno
    Bruno Desthuilliers, Aug 28, 2003
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  3. Peter Hansen

    Peter Hansen Guest

    Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
    >
    > Peter Hansen wrote:
    > > Simon Brunning wrote:
    > >
    > >>"All that rigid type safety and data hiding is like wearing army boots on
    > >>the beach: nothing can bite your toes, but golly don't it feel good to just
    > >>toss 'em and run barefoot."
    > >>

    >
    > (snip)
    >
    > > Going barefoot is of course also the more agile way to go:
    > >
    > > "Be more agile: program barefoot, with Python."
    > >

    >
    > Beware, some might read it as 'program with your feet with Python' !-)


    Well, given the lesser need to use the shift key to type all that
    funky punctuation, those amongst us unfortunate enough to have to
    program with their feet may still find Python the best language
    around... ;-)

    -Peter
    Peter Hansen, Aug 28, 2003
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