PL webdev, i made some websites you might know.
admin of danger/u/, kongoucheats.
serious sam modder. i also do a bit of graphic design
listen to this
The key point here is our programmers are Googlers, they’re not researchers. They’re typically, fairly young, fresh out of school, probably learned Java, maybe learned C or C++, probably learned Python. They’re not capable of understanding a brilliant PEP but we want to use them to build a good framework for advertising our open source culture. So, the code that they write has to have variable names which are easy to understand and difficult to change.