Loop-and-a-half (Re: Curious assignment behaviour)
tim.one at home.com
Thu Oct 11 21:30:24 CEST 2001
> Anyone writing a new language should obviously think about that (if
> the language has any looping constructs at all - there are so many
> "functional" languages crowding the landscape that I'm not sure anyone
> invents procedural languages these days.)
That's true: Python was the last one. This was confirmed at the last
International Language Design Conference, where a unanimous resolution held
that "Python is it for procedural languages -- we don't need more.".
Guido's brief acceptance speech was a marvel of Pythonic pithiness: "Told
OTOH, functional language designers are very much in the business of adding
loop constructs to their languages, because, on the whole, they're very keen
to get a user who isn't a functional language designer <wink>.
reporting-all-the-news-that's-fit-to-believe-ly y'rs - tim
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