Python vs. C#

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Aug 13 05:01:02 CEST 2003


In article <934jjvkd3ss4c2lbcovjhnlaqqjjukq8jr at 4ax.com>,
Doug Tolton  <dtolton at yahoo.com> wrote:
>On 12 Aug 2003 10:42:21 -0400, aahz at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) wrote:
>>
>>Paul Graham was the keynote speak for PyCon DC 2003.
>
>This statement on Paul Graham's web site is what got me using Python:
>
><excerpt from the Lisp FAQ at: http://paulgraham.com/lispfaq1.html>
>I like Lisp but my company won't let me use it. What should I do?
>
>Try to get them to let you use Python. Often when your employer won't
>let you use Lisp it's because (whatever the official reason) the guy
>in charge of your department is afraid of the way Lisp source code
>looks. Python looks like an ordinary dumb language, but semantically
>it has a lot in common with Lisp, and has been getting closer to Lisp
>over time.
></excerpt>

Cool!  There's one critical difference in the semantics of Python (lack
of macros), but that's precisely to enforce the simplicity and clarity
of Python's syntax.
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Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com)           <*>         http://www.pythoncraft.com/

This is Python.  We don't care much about theory, except where it intersects 
with useful practice.  --Aahz




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