[Python-Dev] copy, len and the like as 'object' methods?

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
24 Aug 2001 14:09:53 -0400

Paul Prescod <paulp@ActiveState.com> writes:

> Neil Bauman asked him why Perl wasn't being written in Perl (Neil's
> opinion is that Perl is literally the greatest language ever
> created).  Damian responded with a great quote: "Performance. If
> Performance wasn't an issue, I'd probably write Perl 6 in Python or
> something like it with wonderfully beautiful OO abstractions and it
> would run like a dog."

Tell them to use ocaml.


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