In an undeveloped system, the programmer is doing everything by hand. Instead of using a list comprehension, he must write a for loop with...

In an undeveloped system, the programmer is doing everything by hand. Instead of using a list comprehension, he must write a for loop with an integer index. Instead of walking through a list of tuples, he has to correlate a number of arrays on the same index variable. Instead of

In an undeveloped system, the programmer is doing everything by hand. Instead of using a list comprehension, he must write a for loop with an integer index. Instead of walking through a list of tuples, he has to correlate a number of arrays on the same index variable. Instead of creating an XML node and adding properties, he must write angle brackets and strings to a stream. In this way, a developed language system has virtue over one that is less rich in mechanism and data types.

Tim Ottinger, Jeff Langr - how virtue is your code?