Python's biggest compromises

Bengt Richter bokr at
Fri Aug 8 02:54:54 CEST 2003

On Wed, 06 Aug 2003 22:57:26 GMT, Carl Banks <imbosol at> wrote:

>Alex Martelli wrote:
>> "Ada", on the other hand, being the start of "Adam", might claim
>> older genesis.
>I disagree.  Ada refers to a specific person, Ada Lovelace, who lived
>in the 19th century, and was credited as the world's first programmer.
>Python, Pascal, Java, and C (which goes back to the Etruscans, at
>least) all predate Ada.
The world's first programmer was Eve, when she gave Adam a list of things to do ;-)
Real time programming emerged when she told him to what to do when, in order to
get all the food served hot at the same time ;-)

Bengt Richter

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