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Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 05:17:27PM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Hi, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > This is delusional. It's quite unnecessary here and makes the code
> > messier; that was the point of my previous mail, where I sketched out one
> > alternative approach.
> You are using different units to measure "mess". Linus Torvalds, AFAIR,
> uses line length, function length, and indentation levels. Those say that
> your example is far messier.

No I'm not, and no they don't. My example has shorter functions
(because it's split into several), and no more indentation or line

Learn to count.

> The point is that the more succinctly you can express your ideas in code,
> the less work it is to understand it (unless you're obfuscating, but we're
> not talking about that).

Yes, that's precisely the point.

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