Is Python the Esperanto of programming languages?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Mar 20 01:17:43 CET 2003


Jack Diederich wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 10:33:30PM +0000, 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, ...
> 
> -1 Troll.
> 
>   I would wager there are more people using python than know
> Esperanto!

Even if true (which isn't that easy of a call, since both figures are
extremely hard to estimate reliably), what's that got to do with it? 
The comment was clearly intended as a compliment for Python.  Where's
the troll?

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