Why did no one invent Python before?

Sion Arrowsmith siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Thu Jun 3 16:19:41 CEST 2004

j_mckitrick <j_mckitrick at bigfoot.com> wrote:
>Seriously, why is a language like this only NOW appearing?

As others have pointed out, Python has been around for a good
decade (as have a number of other powerfully expressive
languages, particularly in the functional camp). A more
pertinent question might be why, when languages like this
appeared some time ago, are monstrosities like C# still being
created? (I recently saw some basic socket server code in C#
-- it's a poor reflection on a supposedly modern, high-level
language when the pure C equivalent would be *less* verbose.
And the library designers appear to have not encountered the
concept of polymorphism.)

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