Is Python the Esperanto of programming languages?

Jack Diederich jack at performancedrivers.com
Thu Mar 20 01:40:19 CET 2003


On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 04:17:43PM -0800, Erik Max Francis wrote:
> 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?

Saying "good, great, thoughtful, best intentions - exactly like this widely 
heckeled massive failure who's crowning acheivement was a movie starring
William Shatner."  hardly strikes me as a compliment.  






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