Python 2.0 (perhaps off topic)

Graham Matthews graham at
Thu Jun 3 17:21:44 CEST 1999

Paul Prescod (paul at wrote:
: Personally, I wouldn't mind if Python ran on the JVM or had real GC. I
: just think that both sides need to be told. Python is the way it is not by
: accident but through design decisions intended to keep it simple to use
: and embed.

Why does having GC or implementing on top of the JVM make things more
complex, or restrict embeddability?


                          So I turned around
                    And 40,000 headmen bit the dirt
                      Firing twenty shotguns each
                        And man it really hurt

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