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Discussion on: Why all this hate about Python?

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Jason Gabler

Oh Stroustrup. I wrote him an email many years ago. I told Bjarne that a programming language which permits you to obfuscate absolutely anything is not a language. It's gibberish. Funny, I never got a reply :) I really was not trying to be rude. All I wanted to do was to point out that the purpose of language is to create mutually intelligible messages. C++ is a danger to that maxim. In twenty-five years of my involvement in software development, usually within a team, I have found nothing wastes more time and money than bucking convention.