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