Why Python is like BASIC (and why this is a good thing)

Andrew Dalke dalke at dalkescientific.com
Sat Feb 16 17:46:10 EST 2002

Dan Bishop:
>Everyone should learn BASIC.  It's the perfect example of how *not* to
>design a programming language :-)

Errm, I've used plenty of worse programming languages.  Most of
the sort of embedded command languages which jest grew.  By
comparison, BASIC is clean and elegant.

But then again, I spent almost a decade programming in BASIC in
its various incarnations, so my brain's probably rotted away :)

                    dalke at dalkescientific.com

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