[Python-Dev] Parrot -- should life imitate satire?

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 09:12:08 -0400

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>:
> > Let's suppose, for the sake of the design discussion, that we can make
> > the type ontologies of the Perl and Python bytecode match up.  
> I'm afraid I'll have to side with Jeremy when I say, "What?"

Explained in public reply to Jeremy.
> You mentioned regular expressions as an upside for Python, from this
> 'merger'. Why is that ?

No.  I was referring to the fact that we have *already* coopted Perl's
regexp design.
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