Is Python the Esperanto of programming languages?

Andy Jewell andy at
Wed Mar 19 23:33:30 CET 2003

Hi Pythonistas,

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.

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


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