BASIC vs Python

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Fri Dec 24 11:10:08 CET 2004

Tim Jarman <tmj at> wrote:

> In article <17chs0t7i6mdssqqbnu9lntc7nfvc3at4n at>,
>  Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at> wrote:
> > I dunno. Here in the UK there was a small home computer called (I
> > think) the Oric(*) which had a membrane keyboard, 4K or RAM and
> > ran Forth.It had a small cult following before dying out. It
> > looked a bit like the early Sinclair/Timex ZX81 and I think the
> > developers came from that stable.
> I believe my learned friend refers to the Jupiter Ace.

Yep -- I still have one stashed away somewhere.  Not sure where the
'oric' recollection may have come from, though.


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