Is Perl *that* good? (was: How's ruby compare to it older bro
skip at pobox.com
Tue Apr 27 18:44:26 CEST 2004
Greg> I suspect that, 20 years from now, there will still be a language
Greg> called Python, and it will still be quietly and unobtrusively
Greg> kicking all its competitors' backsides.
Greg> Whether it will bear any resemblance to the Python of today is
Greg> another matter...
Perhaps look back ten years to see what's happened since then. Does Python
more-or-less look the same as it did in 1994 (or even earlier)? I suspect
the answer is "yes". There has been some new syntax (*args/**kwds,
listcomps, complex numbers, raw strings, packages, assert statement, loss of
access statement) and a whole lot of new library functionality, but the core
language is pretty much the same.
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