python is going to die! =(

Thorsten Kampe thorsten at thorstenkampe.de
Mon Sep 20 13:25:56 CEST 2004


* Hans Nowak (2004-09-20 05:17 +0200)
>>  -- C # is almost perfetly designed, python is very well designed but it has
>> some crap that obscurize it and is not going to be removed because of the
>> damn backwards compatibility thing, 
> 
> The "damn backwards compatibility thing" guarantees that older Python code 
> still runs, more or less unchanged, on recent interpreters.  (Well, most of the 
> time.)

I've never seen such a "progressive" language as Python. Not many
people care about "backwards compatibility" to Python 1.5.2 for
instance.

New language constructs are rapidly adopted; often you can hear
someone say: "in Python 2.4 you could write this as..." ... and noone
objects. Now if that isn't progressive...

Thorsten



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