A 'Python like' language

David MacQuigg dmq at gain.com
Fri Mar 26 19:43:54 CET 2004


On Fri, 26 Mar 2004 16:42:54 +0000, Peter Hickman
<peter at semantico.com> wrote:

>Well after all this discussion it would appear that a 'Python like' 
>language has appeared => Prothon. http://www.prothon.org/index.html
>
>Very alpha, sort of like Python (if you consider the indenting is what 
>makes Python unique) and sort of Ruby in its use of prefixes to define 
>scoping etc (although there is no reference to this trait being borrowed 
>from Ruby). It also quotes Self as being an influence.

Very interesting ...

Quoting from Prothon's home page:
'''
Over time capabilities have been added to the core Python language,
... and Python has became loaded with features, some quite complex.
'''

So all they need is an automatic translation from Python to Prothon,
then they can grab all of Python's libraries, and bypass ten years of
development. :>)

We really need in Python a clear separation of advanced features from
the basic syntax.  No more lambda calculus in the basic part. :>)

-- Dave




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