Typed Python?

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Fri Jul 9 06:35:09 CEST 2004


Neil Hodgson wrote:

> Paul Prescod:
> 
> 
>>... It also meant that we didn't have to display
>>the parentheses in the underlying s-expressions:  we could show
>>structure by indentation.  By this means we made the language look
>>a lot less threatening."
> 
> 
>    Every sufficiently advanced LISP application will eventually reimplement
> Python.

You made me smile but you also made me think. If you need to use Scheme 
in the "real world" you will use a Scheme with Python-like libraries, 
maybe infix syntax, some form of object orientation etc. So who is 
morphing into who?

With respect to Common Lisp I argue no contest: if you build the world's 
biggest language from the start of course every other language will look 
like a subset of it. ;)

  Paul Prescod





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