Python Quiz

Duncan Booth duncan at
Wed Jul 16 15:18:18 CEST 2003

Duncan Booth <duncan at> wrote in 
news:Xns93BA6E5A0FA08duncanrcpcouk at

> On question 8, I'm not aware that Python borrowed anything from Java.

Researching beyond Google reveals that the current class syntax dates from 
Python 0.9.4, December 1991. Since Java was released in 1995 it would 
definitely seem to be wrong to claim that Python gets "object orientation 
concepts" from Java.

Duncan Booth                                             duncan at
int month(char *p){return(124864/((p[0]+p[1]-p[2]&0x1f)+1)%12)["\5\x8\3"
"\6\7\xb\1\x9\xa\2\0\4"];} // Who said my code was obscure?

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