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Old Man Yells At Cloud

On Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:11 am, Rick Johnson wrote:

> Speaking in _keystrokes_, and that's what really matters
> here, a print function is always three more keystrokes than
> a print statement.

Keystrokes only matter if you are hunt'n'peck typing and need to pause between
holding down the shift key and pressing the 9 key. Otherwise typing ( is little
different than typing 9, its pretty much all the same regardless of what
character you type. For an even half-arsed typist like myself, hitting the
shift and 9 keys happens almost simultaneously. Technically it might involve
two fingers but its effectively a single movement.

If you micro-analyse this, not all keystrokes are equivalent. They use different
fingers, different hands, the movements are different. The fact that some
characters need two simultaneous keypresses is not so important.

?Cheer up,? they said, ?things could be worse.? So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.