Could Python supplant Java?

Mark McEahern marklists at
Wed Aug 21 17:25:31 CEST 2002

[Steve Austin]
> You would if instead of a "file" type it *actually* held
> a tuna sandwich!  :-)
> (You can open and close a tuna sandwich, but have you
> ever tried to read one?  Urh!  Messy!  :-)

In other words, you don't care whether it's a file, you care whether you can
read() it?  That makes sense to me.


// mark


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