Is Python the Esperanto of programming languages?

Erik Max Francis max at
Thu Mar 20 01:14:48 CET 2003

Andy Jewell wrote:

> Just thought I'd throw the cat amongst the pigeons...  I just occurred
> to me
> that Python is designed to be elegant from the ground-up, and takes
> many of
> the 'best' features of many other programming languages, but always
> with
> elegance in mind, similarly to Esperanto, which is designed to be a
> 'regular'
> (i.e. elegant) human language, and draws its vocabulary from many
> different
> spoken languages.

What I find amusing is how often Esperanto is mentioned in

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