Python syntax in Lisp and Scheme

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at junk.mail.me.not.mac.com
Mon Oct 13 03:40:01 CEST 2003


In article <pO0ib.202192$hE5.6822673 at news1.tin.it>,
 Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote:

> And you would be wrong: forks are much less frequent than your theory
> predicts.  Read some Eric Raymond to understand this, he's got good
> ideas about these issues.

Because the forks happen at a much higher level. People know that 
they'll catch hell if they try to fork Perl, so they design Python or 
Ruby instead.




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