Is Python the Esperanto of programming languages?

Isaac To kkto at csis.hku.hk
Thu Mar 20 02:52:32 CET 2003


>>>>> "Andy" == Andy Jewell <andy at wild-flower.co.uk> writes:

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

As a native Chinese speaker, I find Esperanto *far* from elegant (with a lot
of rather stupid redundancy like the need to match the case of adjectives
and nouns, or even just having the concept of tense). =)

Regards,
Isaac.




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