Why did no one invent Python before?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Jun 3 05:19:14 CEST 2004

j_mckitrick wrote:

> Yes, it's a silly question, but given how far we have come, why is it
> that a natural looking, easy to read, incredibly powerful language has
> appeared only recently, from a tech standpoint?

Python is almost ancient, from a tech standpoint, as it's over
ten years old...

> Seriously, why is a language like this only NOW appearing?  

I would claim that Rexx, which appeared long before even Python
was invented, is quite "like this" language we currently love.


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