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honey the codewitch2-Jun-20 1:27
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honey the codewitch wrote:
The thing that keeps me away from it is the significant whitespace in the grammar** and my general distaste for scripting. I know both of those things are just me being nit picky but we all have our preferences.


I agree, though I did get used to the significant whitespace in F#, and other FP languages use that as well, which of course leads to the problem Sander described.

As to scripting, I comfort myself in that any of the heavy lifting is done behind the scenes in C, so the way I think about it is, all Python really is is a more sophisticated language (as compared to say, a .bat file) for gluing together calls to compiled code.

Like any scripting language, I find that it requires its own unique discipline to write decent code - many disciplines are the same, like DRY, but each language has its own unique set of "best practice" disciplines, and Python is no exception.

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