Why did no one invent Python before?

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Fri Jun 4 18:09:43 CEST 2004


Terry Reedy wrote:

> I see Python as a or even the successor to Basic, which was invented over
> 40 years ago.  It was the first 'computer programming for everybody' (CP4E)
> language.

Actually, I think COBOL was the first attempt at that.  That was,
of course before anyone realized a "readable" programming language
should make exactly what the program does "clear."

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-Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org



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