Why did no one invent Python before?

Lothar Scholz llothar at web.de
Thu Jun 3 22:22:17 CEST 2004


Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote in message news:<slrncbsshg.qjn.grante at grante.rivatek.com>...

> Smalltalk was an amazingly cool system, but I don't remember
> any usable free Smalltalk systems until recently.  I think I

There were a few but they started at 10.000 USD - at a time where a
full delphi was about 500 USD (the 1.0/2.0) versions.

Interesting that the Smalltalk JIT compiler are still far far better
then anything in the python/ruby/perl world. Maybe this has to do with
the 10000 USD price :-)



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