Paul Graham on Python hackers
Mike at Geary.com
Sun Aug 8 08:39:02 CEST 2004
> >> (In all seriousness I think python and java have a lot more in
> >> common than python and perl.)
> zoltan> This a flamebait, right? Otherwise I would be interested
> zoltan> in the features which make Python similar to Java
> zoltan> (shudder).
> Abundant reference semantics. Of course this is true of all OOP
> language, and Java doesn't go all the way with it either, but it's the
> most popular language that does it. It is also the first OOP language
> that does it that I tried, and I totally digged Java for a while
> before meeting Python and other languages that do it, and realized
> Java is still yet another static-typing-done-wrong low level language.
What are "Abundant reference semantics"?
I agree wholeheartedly with your conclusion; I'm just not sure what the
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