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August 21, 2002
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

GDC 2002: Game Scripting in Python

My favorite quote: "I've been in more than one heated argument about where the braces in C/C++ should go and I'm sure that Python programmers are 10% more productive just because of the time they don't spend arguing about K&R indenting style versus others."

And here's another good snippet: "Lawyers know much about the law. However, they generally don't know much about programming. Since most programmers don't ask the company lawyers before incorporating open source code, when you do ask them they tend to think that you are asking for something strange and outlandish. Their immediate reaction was that this was a risky and unwarranted plan."

And I really like this quote (can you tell I'm pasting this as I read it?): "Programming in Python is fun. It's easy to learn, it makes you more productive, and it makes you think about programming differently. Learning Python has made me a better C++ programmer."

Python is a cool little language that I started learning a couple of years ago, but haven't really used in the past year. I think I might have to pick it up again, especially since it's included in Mac OS X 10.2 now.