On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Hans Boldt <hans@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I still like Python. But it seems much more sterile in
comparison. Python has successfully managed to
avoid the problems of having to deal with older,
obsolete language features. But sometimes I think
it's too elegant. It's too easy to bash out code in
Python. Sometimes I think a programming language
needs a few built-in speed bumps to slow you down,
and encourage you to think about what you're doing.
And certainly PHP has those speed bumps!

Python has speed bumps. PHP has potholes. :P

Python is more sterile than PHP, and vastly more elegant. But it's
not nearly the most sterile or most elegant. (For that, try Haskell
or Scheme. Python is downright dirty by comparison.)

The idea behind better language design is to allow the programmer to
spend more of his mental energy thinking about the problem he needs to
solve, and less on thinking about how to get around the idiosyncracies
of the language.


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