Sunday, 22 June 2014

I'm giving up on Python

Python is a pretty language in general, it has lots of very cool features and there is a lot to like.

But, is has no braces.

It's uneditable, unless you want to spend hours hitting the TAB button,  taking great care not to introduce unnecessary errors.

You cannot move code around trivially.

You cannot auto-indent it.

It's like using a chisel and a granite slab to code.  Or driving a Ferrari in England.  Or hiking in high heels.

No, Nein, Нет, Non, Naï, לא, Nej, Nee, 无,  Minime, いいえ, NOPE.

(I have no issues with editing an existing Python program. Just wouldn't code a whole one.)