Issue #409 - 2019-05-27 - Fun with Python (programmers)

latest | archive | by Gabor Szabo
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Hi there

I have been writing Python for several years now, primarily because that's what my clients use. I attend Python events. I even help organizing some of them. Yet I still don't see myself as part of any Python tribe. It seems they have a requirement of hating Perl, which is, well, very strange.

However, I can have great fun with Python programmers. Especially seeing how some of them can be triggered by a post about Perl 6. Thanks to Damian who provided the excellent blog post.

And as for the rest of you, enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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