Is Python the Esperanto of programming languages?

Andy Jewell andy at
Thu Mar 20 22:39:16 CET 2003

On Wednesday 19 Mar 2003 10:51 pm, 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, which is designed
> > to be a 'regular' (i.e. elegant) human language, and draws its vocabulary
> > from many different spoken languages.
> -1 Troll.
>   I would wager there are more people using python than know Esperanto!

No, not a troll at all.  Just interested in other people's opinions.

I once tried to learn Esperanto - and gave up.

You're almost certainly right about Python being more popular than Esperanto, 
though!  But yet again, it's principles are lauadable...


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