Announcing PyCs, a new Python-like language on .Net

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Sat Sep 4 14:13:21 CEST 2004

Mark Hahn <mark at> wrote:
> >> I see no problem with homonyms, unless it was another computer language.
> > 
> > I do, because often people speak about technologies in contexts that
> > doesn't make it clear at all whether one is speaking about a computer
> > language or some other kind of technology.
> We are trying to find a new name.  It's not easy.

Nothing worthwhile is easy.  I gave you some suggestions already.

> > I applaud your efforts (differently from many around here who seem to
> > sneer at them), even though I'm not going to get involved (no version of
> > dotNet's CLR runs on the Mac, I believe, so I'm not very interested in
> > anything that requires the CLR).  But I do believe you CAN do much
> > better than this in terms of naming.
> I think you are wrong.  People are running the CLR on the Mac.  I don't
> remember if it is Mono or DotGNU.

Yep, I was wrong -- Mono 1.0.1 appears to run fine (tried IronPython on
top of it).  Happy to be wrong, too!-)


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