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Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?

On Sat, 2006-01-28 at 19:27 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le samedi 28 janvier 2006 à 19:18 +0100, Wouter Verhelst a écrit :
> > > This is only a feature for perl maniacs. A language that requires a
> > > specific coding style is better, because it makes possible for anyone
> > > knowing the language to hack easily python code he doesn't know about.
> > 
> > Hah. A language that does not require a specific coding style is better,
> > because it allows me to work as is the most efficient for me.
> Which is globally counterproductive. When you're in a project, you have
> to deal with the fact other people are working on it as well. That's why
> large projects like Linux or GNOME require a specific coding style for
> their contributions. For python-based projects, this isn't even
> necessary, as most if not all python programmers already use the same
> coding style.


Have a look inside the standard library sometime, if you want to get a
feeling for just how many styles of programming python programmers use. 


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