August 18, 2004
Python People Are Very, Very, Nice
This recent thread on comp.lang.python is another example of Python programmers just being nice. On many other newsgroups the original poster would have been ridiculed and vilified, never to return.
Someone new to the language wants to understand how to work with databases. He has skimmed the documentation but, (and this is my opinion, so don't shoot me) not taken the time to actually read the documents or even try any of the example code.
But the Python approach is to empathise and explain, usually until the solution to your problem has been explained in so many different ways that you have forgotten the original question. In this case a number of people chip in, all adding little nuggets of knowledge building on the original (quite comprehensive) reply to the original post.
This is another reason, if one were needed, why I like programming in and hanging around with people who program in Python.
If you are interested, the thread I have linked to is an interesting explanation of how to get rich objects back from a database cursor execute.
Posted by Andy Todd at August 18, 2004 10:38 PM