[pydotorg-www] FWD: Meta description - interpreted?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Mar 12 14:47:16 CET 2013


On Tue, Mar 12, 2013, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> On 12.03.2013 02:52, Aahz wrote:
>>
>> Any objections?
> 
> Not sure about that change... after all we call the Python run-time
> the "interpreter" and having the ability to interpret Python
> commands at run-time is a major feature in Python - unlike
> e.g. C which doesn't support this out of the box.

Neither the Wikipedia page nor our own "About" page mention interpreted
anymore.  And the "interactive" part covers your point.  So I've gone
ahead and made the change.

> Something that we should add to that description is the word
> "open-source", e.g.
> 
> "...and is free, open-source and comprehensively ported."

Done!

>> ----- Forwarded message from James Tatum <jtatum at gmail.com> -----
>> 
>>> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:24:18 -0700
>>> From: James Tatum <jtatum at gmail.com>
>>> To: webmaster at python.org
>>> Subject: Meta description - interpreted?
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> The meta description on the home page reads as follows:
>>>
>>> Home page for Python, an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible
>>> programming language. It provides an extraordinary combination of clarity and
>>> versatility, and is free and comprehensively ported.
>>>
>>> I think the word interpreted should perhaps be removed. How a Python
>>> implementation executes code is really not a function of the language
>>> itself, and as far as I know none of the implementations (including
>>> CPython) are not strictly interpreted anyway - most use some sort of
>>> bytecode and a VM.
>> 
>> ----- End forwarded message -----
>> 
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