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

Mark Hahn mark at
Wed Sep 1 08:28:25 CEST 2004

On 29 Aug 2004 22:32:17 -0700, David M. Wilson wrote:

> Mark Hahn <mark at> wrote in message news:<mailman.2572.1093751093.5135.python-list at>...
>> Please join the PyCs team.  The only effort involved is particpating in a
>> low-traffic, high-content, mailing list.  You will be able to influence the
>> design of the latest and greatest dynamic language. 
> Hi there. What are you trying to achieve? You have yet to complete
> Prothon or even stabilise it for long enough to let me get a good
> overview of it. 

Their is a quite good tutorial that you could get an overview quite easily

> Might I suggest you take a step back and actually
> think about what you are doing rather than just implementing whatever
> happens to be considered cool today.

Did you actually read the news release explaining this action?  Please get
the facts before judging.

> Also judging by what I've seen of Prothon and read here, neither of
> your proposed languages are either Python-like or related to this
> group.

Tim Peters and Guido both disagree with you.  They have both told me to
post here and keep the community informed of my work.  They consider
Prothon a "sandbox" that Python can learn from.

> Might I suggest you sit down with a paper and a pen and work out what
> problem you are actually trying to solve, it is starting to get rather
> embarrassing to watch the antics here. At the very least could you
> spell check your postings before sending them.

I'm sorry, how did I embarrass you and what did I misspell?

> There are also much better forums to discuss language development on
> than comp.lang.python. 

Prothon and PyCs are discussed heavily on other forums.  Dicussion here is

> Sorry for the flame, but you really need it.

Exactly what are you accomplishing with this flame?  It seems to me that
you are just showing your ignorance about Prothon and it's relationship to
the Python community.

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