[Python-Dev] SETL (was: Lukewarm about range literals)

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Tue, 29 Aug 2000 07:41:53 -0500

> isn't that taken from SETL?
> (the more I look at SETL, the more Pythonic it looks.  not too
> bad for something that was designed in the late sixties ;-)

You've got it backwards: Python's predecessor, ABC, was inspired by
SETL -- Lambert Meertens spent a year with the SETL group at NYU
before coming up with the final ABC design!

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.pythonlabs.com/~guido/)