I am looking for an exchange on the main site from about two years ago.
It was I think a short comment from Terdon.
The question asked for some text processing usage. A number of people (maybe including Terdon) gave short one line answers, some using standard *nix text-processing tools like awk, maybe some less known newer tools also.
One answer gave a longish Python answer -- 30 lines or so.
Terdon asked "Why on earth would you do this when the simple one-liners exist?" (Obviously I dont remember the exact wording he used!)
The answer-er replied: Because I like Python (And by implication dont like other things...)
I am a teacher of programming and started (with learning) Fortran... Pascal in the early 80s. As a teacher I've probably learnt and taught dozens of languages. Started using Python in the early 2000s. At that time I found it neat and sweet. But of late I am finding that while that may be so, the culture around Python is not very conducive for a well-rounded CS education.
I am trying to collect data on this though I guess this question is a bit of "Please help me find a needle in a haystack". So even if finding the exact exchange is very hard I was wondering if people here may be able to come up with nifty SEDE queries that reduce the haystack somewhat!