P*rl in Latin, whither Python?

William Tanksley wtanksle at dolphin.openprojects.net
Sat Nov 11 01:03:02 CET 2000

On Fri, 10 Nov 2000 15:18:48 -0800, Erik Max Francis wrote:
>Steve Lamb wrote:

>> >I take it Italian is too close to Latin for you?  :)  How about
>> > Japanese?  I
>> >heard (though cannot verify) that Japanese was pretty orthogonal, and
>> > should
>> >be easily computer parsable (compared to, say, English or German. ;)
>> > ).

>>     Esperanto.  :)

>Vi estas tre amuza.

I'd be greatly entertained if there were to be written a Lojban Python
variant. Unlike Esperanto, Lojban is designed to be parsable by a typical
LALR grammar.  It also has some other interesting characteristics; for
example, it handles math and logic expressions very precisely, and treats
whitespace as entirely optional (making it a uniquely precise fit for

Esperanto Python would (to me) seem like an anticlimax after that clever
Latin work.

> Erik Max Francis / max at alcyone.com / http://www.alcyone.com/max/

-William "Billy" Tanksley

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