[OT] (was: does lack of type declarations make Python unsafe?)

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Tue Jun 17 16:53:37 CEST 2003

Christopher Koppler <klapotec at nusurf.at> schreef:

>> IIRC the first cars had a maximum speed of about 3.5 km/h and could
>> drive about 5 km far.  Preparing the car for that took about an hour,
>> and afterwards you had to repair it for another 2 hours.  Even a
>> pedestrian could go faster, further, cheaper, and carry more weight
>> with him...   ;-) 
> Yes, but those were the *very* first cars - alpha releases, which were
> quite soon replaced by much more stable beta versions, and 1908
> already saw version 1.0: the Model T Ford.

Well, it took them rather long to reach a final version 1.0 then: the 
Belgian inventor Jean Lenoir drove his first car in 1863...


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