Actually, Python was named after his group. He should be pretty good at it.
From the Ministry of Silly Code?
Or the Ministry of Silly Walk-throughs?
He’s from Monty Compile-thon
She runs rings around you logically, Jay.
Tomorrow928 – You must be too young.
I’ve never thought about that relation, but if that is true, isn’t there a chance for a big foot to come from the sky and step on everybody at the office then?
by the way, Python (as a programing language) sux big time; is like the new version of Basic; nice to start programing and fiddling, but you would not use to implement a whole project (unless you made projects in Visual Basic because you thought it was the best alternative). And if you prototype it in Python, then you have to write it twice, so what is the point, or how does it make it faster?
I don’t get it.
Ha! Just kidding! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to keep developing my silly walk, or I’ll never get that grant money…
No, Rita, what Jay really wants —
IS TO BE A LUMBERJACK!!!
Python is heavily used in the scientific community. One reason is because of all the libraries of routines that have been developed for various applications. So sneer all you want, it gets used. Oh, and just to nettle the “programming purists” … Long live Fortran!
FORTRAN for science and math and COBOL for business… ok, maybe some C for operating systems.
Never have understood why we needed more languages that didn’t fit the problem being solved. Then again, these days programming seems to be all about the interface and making it easier for everyone to “program” and not so much about solving problems. Part of why I quit being a full time programmer around the mid 90’s. The skills and attitude that made me a good coder in the 70’s and 80’s makes me a misfit as a coder these days…
now get off my damn lawn! 8^)
OK, you programmers – Pascal for the win!
Hey b.j.hammond… I wrote some really useful programs using Pascal… did my senior project (undergad CS degree) using Pascal, but nothing for my day job.
I like Pascal and never have understood the hate so many had for it. I guess it’s easier to create a new language than fix what ever minor faults there are in an existing language. Obligatory XKCD (https://xkcd.com/927/).
And now for something completely different.
I actually don’t do much in Fortran anymore. I wrote a text processor in the 80s in Pascal and thought Pascal was pretty neat. I then did some C. Then I went back to doing science and using Fortran 77, which was a big improvement over the Fortran IV I learned in the late 60s. I used C for a while again, but really did a lot in MATLAB, which is sort of C like, but with better array representation. Now, if I want to do something quickly I use Octave (a free implementation of MATLAB).
John Zakour and Scott Roberts