Why did no one invent Python before?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jun 3 20:59:46 CEST 2004

"Cameron Laird" <claird at lairds.com> wrote in message
news:10bu9k8evp5o25c at corp.supernews.com...
> I see as critical enough time to make sufficient mistakes.

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.  Basic took off in the late 70s with the invention of
microcomputers and the Microsoft port thereto.  Its limitations were
apparent by the mid 80s and so Guido invented/developed a new CP4E

Terry J. Reedy

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