Dearest Python,

It’s been a really long time, and I’m sorry. I should have gotten back to you sooner, but I’ve been busy with the new job and new house and finding time to spend with Angie and the cats.

I know those are just excuses, but I want you to know that you’ve always kept a special place in my mind and heart. Your code is just so nice to look at, probably some of the prettiest code around.

And you know I’ve always been a sucker for languages with higher-order functions and lambdas. And let’s not kid ourselves, we both know you have one of the biggest collections of third party libraries out there, and your module and package system is probably the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

I’ve spent a lot of time with PHP lately, but that has been mostly in a professional setting and has just reminded me of all the things that you can do better than PHP can. One has to work at making PHP pretty, but you make it seem so natural.

We’ve had our flings in the past, some long, some short; but nothing has ever really come out of our relationship so far. Sure, there were some good little programs here and there, but nothing really spectacular, you know?

At one point I blamed you for the lack of results, but after some thinking I’ve come to realize that it was me all along; I wasn’t putting enough effort into finding the time to really make it a fruitful and fulfilling relationship.

I promise you that things will be different this time. We’re going to take the world by storm, you and I, and I don’t care what anybody says about it, it will be amazing. We’re going to show them all what we’re capable of.

Yes indeed, Python, I think that this is the beginning of something beautiful.

Yours Truly,

Paul Bonser

to be continued…

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