(via Daily Python-URL)
I'm not a very moral person in the sense that I don't have very strong views. I'm not religious. I tend to see the value of everybody's point of view. I like to listen to different people and say, "Well yes, that's a reasonable position. That's also a reasonable position." Or, "Yeah, I can understand where you're coming from and why you think this way about it and why you think that way about it." So I don't have absolute morals. I probably have some, but it's pretty difficult to tease them out of me, and I haven't succeeded myself.
An interesting interview (for a change!)
Guido talks about his approach to designing Python, and a bit about its present (Zope) and future.
Should language designers try to be as flexible as possible (see quote above) or should they have strong views, and stick to them no matter what?
Are these really contradictory goals? Are these two approaches the only possible options?
Posted to Python by Ehud Lamm on 6/10/02; 5:24:52 AM