Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Why web programming matters most comment 000

That's odd. I had the opposite experience. Personally, it took a few minutes for me to get over the whitespace, but most of the programmers I've introduced it to haven't cared. Of course, many of them are used to various 4gl-ish vertical-app languages, so maybe it's not too representative...

My experience is that there are two kinds of programmers: Those that want the best tool for the job (and are willing to adapt a little to best leverage the tool) and those who trash anything not "just like" what they're already used to.

I use Python primarily for doing network management housekeeping on a university network (802.1x, mac-based radius auth, etc). Most of the comments I see about making changes to python make me nervous, as they seem to ignore any "non-web" usage in a rush to "beat PHP" or whatever.

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