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Python creator Guido van Rossum sys.exit()s as language overlord

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Any language that depends on differing amounts of whitespace to alter the program is stupid. This especially includes Python. It's worse than not using curly braces on a one line if statement in C.

The lack of compile time type checking ain't great either. I've seen several large Python developments hit painful runtime problems years down the line.

I know that every pythonista's response is "unit testing" , and they'll probably sling in the word "mock" toi, but that's a stupid thing to do for what is essentially type checking. Compilers do that work for free.

And as for the Python 2 vs 3 schism, oh deary me...

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