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Old Man Yells At Cloud


On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Steve D'Aprano
<steve+python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> 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.

The easiest non-micro analysis is that a *repeated* key is
significantly slower than virtually any pair of keystrokes.
Consequently, the slowest part of programming is the part where you
realize that you got something wrong, and hammer the Backspace key.
It's just logical!

ChrisA