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Wow, python is sick!

 
Adrian Yan
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I've been using Tcl as my primary scripting language for about 3 years (at work and at home), I've become very attached to it and see no reason to learn a new language. Recently, with all the talks with python, finally made me to take the plunge.
Last night, as I was doing some JDBC coding to handle some MySQL clean up jobs. This program is relatively complex, usually, it takes about 30 - 45 minutes for me to get one working using Java. As I was starting, I somehow decided to use python for this small JDBC program. And the result: amazing! I was able to finish the program in about 1 hour (remember, I was learning the language at the same time). I was so amazed by that, I decided to do another program similar to this; and it took me 15 minutes!!!
Has anyone experience this? The best part of this language is this: as I was typing, the program magically works. My productivity was way up, normally with Java or Tcl, I have to worry about data structure, types, syntax, etc. But with Python, for some reason, it just become very natural for me. I hope this is gonna be the way it is three months down the road. I guess I have just found my new toolbox language!!!
 
Jeroen Wenting
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Yup. Haven't done a life application with it yet but a small experiment parsing a complicated textfile gave me much the same impression.
 
Barry Gaunt
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Hi Adrian, do you mean Python is sick or slick???
 
Adrian Yan
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I mean sick as an expression for "awesome". Like saying, "dude, that movie is sick!" meaning "dude, that movie is awesome".
 
Jim Yingst
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Sigh. The young people today, with their newfangled expressions. Who can understand them?
 
Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Sigh. The young people today, with their newfangled expressions. Who can understand them?

I sometimes think they don't even understand themselves.
In my dictionary too sick means bad...
But maybe it's because people call in sick when they want a day off from work so being sick (at least officially sick) is now seen by many as having a day off and not being sick???
 
Adrian Yan
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Ahahahha, stop it!!! Sick has double meaning, like when you are SICK if you need to take medicine, or see a doctor. Or, when you are "SICK" to your boss. In the second case of "SICK", you get a day off, so it's awesome.
 
Barry Gaunt
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It's a good job I didn't edit your post title then, just think of the load of sick would have hit the fan!
 
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You know what I think is scary? That we probably sound just as weird to the youngsters....
 
Adrian Yan
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AGE DISCRIMINATION!!!
 
Jim Yingst
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I used to be "with it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me. And someday it will happen to YOU!"
- Abraham Simpson, "Homerpalooza"

[ April 17, 2004: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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