Why did no one invent Python before?

Mel Wilson mwilson at the-wire.com
Sun Jun 6 02:25:52 CEST 2004


In article <mailman.560.1086289196.6949.python-list at python.org>,
"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>
>"Cameron Laird" <claird at lairds.com> wrote in message
>news:10bu9k8evp5o25c at corp.supernews.com...
>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
>language.


C++ / Python == FORTRAN / BASIC


        Regards.        Mel.



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