Comments requested: brief summary of Python

Brian Quinlan brian at
Tue Feb 24 19:49:17 CET 2004

> The approach I like is to discard any language that
> encourages newcomers to regard
>   i = "Hello"
> as an "assignment", and to identify it instead as
> what it is for Python:  a *binding* to the name
> 'i'.

Hmmm... C is too useful a language for me to discard for terminological
reasons and, when discussing C, the term "assignment" is quite appropriate. 


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