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Re: succinctness = power

Paul Graham wrote:
> ...  (Which is why
> I distrust arguments about language design that treat
> readability and succinctness as if they were opposites.)

They are not opposites. In particular situations they can pull in
opposite directions. That's a very different statement.

Is it really the case that you've never seen a situation where you could
leave something anonymous that would be more readable if it were named?
If yes, then you've demonstrated the point of programming is not to make
the most succinct program. Or to put it another way, do you use comments
in your programs? How do they help you to make the program more

 Paul Prescod