Python advocacy

Bijan Parsia bparsia at
Sat Mar 4 06:37:06 CET 2000

Don Tuttle <tuttledon at> wrote:

> Paul Prescod <paul at> wrote in message
> news:38BEE429.179D4865 at
> > O'Reilly asked to publish something I had written for my homepage about
> > Python.
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm somewhat nervous about the flamage I'll get, but c'est la vie.
> I bow before man with big, big gonads! 

I'm afraid you're mistaken, since only last month I ran Paul through a
gonad reduction program...

They-don't-call-it-*Small*talk-for-nothing-ly y'rs,
Bijan Parsia

P.S. With apologies to Paul. And his gonands, of course, but I do
presume that they're, er, "man enough" to take a joke ;)

P.P.S. Please notice my manfully refraining from commenting on Paul's
comments on Smaltalk in that article. Especially since they were, to a
quibbler like myself, not *exactly* correct. But hey, it's an advocacy
piece. And he certainly did try to be nice :)

P.P.P.S. I notice that my newsreader (the very fine MacSoup) will
complain if my sig's too large or I have to much quoted material, but
cares not a whit if most of my article is in the P.S.s!

P.P.P.P.S It was certainly a much better article than that wretched Ruby
one, though I do detect a slight tension between these quotes:
        "C++ and Perl only make sense if you have a particular 
        programming background" 
        "Python merges many of Smalltalk's ideas with a syntax that is 
        more likely to appeal to C, C++ and Java programmers".
I rather suspect it appeals more to Pascal and Modula-2 programmers :)
And poor Dylan, which sold it's soul to mixfix only to be doomed to
obscurity, in the general world, and scorn from its progeniters.

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