Python descendant to Perl?

Brian Quinlan BrianQ at
Fri Aug 31 21:15:53 CEST 2001

> A language with a lot of resemblance (possibly coincidental) to
> is the sometimes-unfairly-maligned Javascript.  Python is in some
> a grown-up version of Javascript, with more features for writing
> applications.  The object models are quite similar though.

How are they similar? Are you talking syntax or semantics?

Syntactically, they both require explicit self/this references. Other
than that, what similarities do you see? Fundamentally, JavaScript
uses prototype inheritance while Python uses class inheritance.

And JavaScript is disgusting. It deserves to be maligned.


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