Overheard at PyCon:

  • James Tauber: “Reinventing the wheel is great if you’re trying to learn more about wheels.”
  • Adrian Holovaty: “Having Python produce JavaScript is like using a motorized wheelchair because you’re too lazy to walk.”
  • Titus Brown: “I don’t do test driven development. I do stupidity driven testing… I wait until I do something stupid, and then write tests to avoid doing it again.”
  • Simon Burton (introducing RPython): “Who here would like your Python code to run thirty to forty times faster? [Raised hands, applause]. Well, it’s not going to happen.”
  • Simon Burton (a few moments later): “You can either take drugs of try RPython.”