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

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Tue Jun 17 06:10:19 CEST 2003

Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> schreef:

> Let's see: use cases for early automobiles: they didn't get tired,
> you didn't have to smell their dirty asses as you trotted along, 
> they could go marginally faster (even at the early stage), on 
> average if not in "burst mode", probably cheaper at that point too.

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...   ;-)


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