I've been given a nasty assignment of correcting the data in a database. The pointy-haired suggested a manual editing. Of course I'm never going to do that by hand. I'll write a program instead. I'm sure it'll cover at least 90% of cases. The remaining 10% will be edited with helper tools. The whole thing is due tomorrow.
For last (at least) half a year I didn't write a single line in Python. All the tasks could be easily accomplished with simple shell scripts, so I didn't bother with anything more complex. Today's assignment brought me back to the world of Python. And Python is sweet! I've almost forgotten how elegant the Python's syntax is.