| ||Ask HN: If you're “ridiculously in love with Python”, do you even know it well?|
46 points by cakoose on Jan 21, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 40 comments |
|I noticed the following requirement on a job posting:|
"You're ridiculously in love with Python."
I realize they're probably using exaggerated language to make the job posting stand out, but my initial reaction was that anyone "ridiculously in love" with Python (or any language) probably doesn't know it well. And I'd be a little worried about working with the person who wrote that requirement.
More broadly, who is that phrase supposed to appeal to? Are they intentionally trying to get people who are still in the honeymoon phase with Python? Maybe those people are generally less jaded and would fit in better?
Or maybe they're trying to select for people who don't complain about their tools, people who "just get the job done"? This seems to risk also selecting people who aren't discerning, but maybe the tradeoff is worth it?
Did anyone else react the same way I did?
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