Is Python the Esperanto of programming languages?

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Mar 19 23:43:08 CET 2003


    Andy> I just occurred to me that Python is designed to be elegant from
    Andy> the ground-up, and takes many of the 'best' features of many other
    Andy> programming languages, but always with elegance in mind, similarly
    Andy> to Esperanto...

    Andy> Anyone care to classify other languages in this way?  C, Pascal,
    Andy> Perl, BASIC... ?

What are other (natural) language categories do you propose besides
Esperanto?  Are you looking for statements like "Perl is to Python as German
is to Esperanto"?

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