"Perhaps it's just my imagination, but Python
programmers seem to command a great deal more respect than their
Perl or PHP counterparts.
In the consciously-elitist world of software engineering, a
developer with a few years of Python under his belt gets the best
cubicle, the prettiest girl and the respect of his neighbours;
people move out of the way when he strides down the hall, and
colleagues turn to him for creative and elegant solutions to the
problems they encounter. Walk into a job interview and mention
Python when reciting your qualifications; you'll immediately see a
glint of recognition in the interviewer's eyes, an awareness that,
in the hierarchy of software developers, you're one of the top
I'm exaggerating a little, of course. However, the fact remains
that Python, by its very nature, forces most developers to acquire
an understanding of object-oriented programming concepts and, by
implication, design software that is reusable, extensible and
modular. In the long run, this translates into better software
engineering, greater code maintainability and less testing - all of
which are music to the ears of the average manager."
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