[ann] Minimal Python project

Gareth McCaughan Gareth.McCaughan at pobox.com
Mon Jan 13 23:58:59 CET 2003


Paul Rubin wrote:

>  IIRC the etymology of Scheme-48 is that 48 is 84 spelled backwards--it
>  was supposed to be a simple implementation of Scheme-84.

The explanation given by its creators is that it was supposed
to be so clean, well-organized and simple an implementation
that one could understand it completely in 48 hours. They
admit that this objective has not been completely achieved :-).
Of course it's possible that there are other reasons for the
name; perhaps the official one is retrofitted.

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Gareth McCaughan  Gareth.McCaughan at pobox.com
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