What is unique about Python?

Alex Martelli aleax at mail.comcast.net
Sat Dec 24 02:40:28 CET 2005

gsteff <greg.steffensen at gmail.com> wrote:
> that's not really what I'm looking for.  So I'm wondering, what is
> innovative about Python, 

The letter 'y'.  Before Python, it was woefully underused in the names
of programming languages.  Now, of course, there's also Ruby, but then
we know Ruby did get some ideas from Python (and the letter 'y' is one
of them).


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