Python from Wise Guy's Viewpoint
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Sat Oct 25 11:07:09 CEST 2003
"Marshall Spight" <mspight at dnai.com> writes:
> "Kenny Tilton" <ktilton at nyc.rr.com> wrote in message news:Zn7mb.35483$pT1.33385 at twister.nyc.rr.com...
> > Lights out for static typing.
> That kind of statement reminds me a lot of the people
> who were saying in 1985 that CISC computing was
Because Intel ultimately triumphed over the pundits advocating another
Because differences in instruction set architecture due to
implementation advances ultimately became irrelevant for
high-performance computers? (Meaning all non-embedded ones, that is.)
Because a big, somewhat worse standard (x86) beat a squabbling horde of
somewhat better contenders (RISCs)?
Because the marketplace moved on from "workstations", stranding the
high-cost, high-performance systems in favour of low-cost,
nearly-same-performance systems? Which then overtook the former
"It's becoming popular? It must be in decline." -- Isaiah Berlin
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