timothy murphy wrote: > On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 10:51:11AM +0200, Javier Bezos wrote: > > Python can be modified only if you know C, but > > LaTeX can be modified simply if you know LaTeX (and maybe TeX). > > This is a truly bizarre comparison. > > First of all, the number of people who know C > is an order of magnitude large than those who know TeX/LaTeX . > > Secondly, it is in fact easy to fiddle with Python files > without knowing any Python, let alone C. > I'm on a mailman-user list, > and people seem to spend their entire lives doing this. i think you're missing javier's point: he was comparing "modifying latex" (easy) to "modifying python-the-executable", which (i would assume) _does_ require some kind of programming experience, since little of it will be written in python itself... i don't believe the point is particularly strong, but it's stronger than you seem to think.