John Moylan wrote:
> Personally, I have found learning python improved my other language
> coding skills, especially my OO Java stuff. Python is also an excellent
> language for writing large systems, it is clear and also very powerful.
> I know for example that Google, Redhat, Real, RTE ;) code allot of their
> systems management software in Python because of it's flexibility and
> because it is easy to write good, clean, maintainable code.
I thought it would be fun... to rain down castigation on Python from on
But, I have seriously been thinking about learning another language
beginning with p !
PHP, is really fun and... helps me get dates ... but, I had thought
that it would be a good idea (tm) to learn perl, if only because, nobody
can understand perl... and most people actively fear it.
One thing that put me off python, when I had a 5 second cursory make or
break look at the language was that it didn't really seem to encourage
scoping and indentation..
Could someone... clarify, what is considered good scoping and
indentation practice in python and if the conventions lend themselves to
avoiding ... something awful... say like the following
statement; /* oops */
For all the talk of how brilliant Python is.... from a "I haven't looked
at this language for longer then 20 seconds" perspective... I'd be
interested in hearing from the converted, in how, python encourages you
to avoid mistakes like case 1?
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