[Cialug] How many people are using Python ?
cwfreeman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 10:59:00 CST 2008
On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 10:39 AM, Colin Burnett <cmlburnett at gmail.com>wrote:
> If I write anything at home its in Python. I absolutely refuse to use
> PHP any more and I hate Ruby's syntax. (My eternal love is C so I'm
> not keen on Ruby's syntax nor its progenitors.)
I find it interesting to see someone from a C background interested in
Python because I strongly associate Python with whitespace syntax and
whitespace syntax with makefiles. And the biggest problems I've ever had
with makefiles have always originated from screwing up the tabs/spaces.
Most people counter with 'well, use a good IDE'. But for one-off projects,
I'm more likely to use Vim, and I don't like to clutter my IDE with tab
Besides, Perl does everything I need to get done, and does it well, so I've
never successfully picked up any other similar languages. I've tried Ruby
with a little success, and I've tried Scala and a few others. But if you've
got enough tools in your tool chest, it's harder to learn new ones. Maybe I
should brush off my Ruby book again...
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