[BangPypers] Google Go

Roshan Mathews rmathews at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 15:00:21 CET 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai
<abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 6:14 PM, Roshan Mathews <rmathews at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The "looks like Python, runs like C++" is more than just marketing
>> speak.
>  If you haven't noticed, "Looks like Python, runs like C++" has a lot of
>  marketing potential, since Python has a reputation to be the cleanest
>  of languages w.r.t syntax and readability and C++, that of power and speed.
>  So if you say this is not marketing speak, I am not buying it...
>  If you are designing a language which you claim is ultimate in this
>  decade, that is exactly the punch line you want...
Aye, that's why I say it's more than just marketing.  It's positive,
yes, subjective too, so maybe it's marketing-esque, but to just brush
it off as marketing speak means you miss out on what it is aiming for.
 I don't know if it is there yet.  Maybe it never will be, but there
are people designing languages to that ideal, not to that punchline.
Although, yes, I would grant that it does make a rather fine
punchline. :)

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