[Python-ideas] English builtins for Python

Jason Orendorff jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 22:21:19 CEST 2007

On 6/19/07, Steve Howell <showell30 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I somewhat tongue-in-cheekly propose to make the first
> seven most common English words all integral part of
> the Python language (three already are):
> [...]

This made me smile.  Incidentally, Inform 7 has noun phrases
where the words {a, an, the, any, all, most, least} have
meanings; it can also be made to understand adjectives,
nouns, and prepositions.  So you can say things like:

  let x = the most annoying person in the location

  now all programmers are enlightened

Not appropriate for Python, though.

Inform 7:  http://inform-fiction.org/I7/Inform%207.html

Me, previously, on noun phrases:


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