ANN: Dao Language v.0.9.6-beta is release!

Tom Anderson twic at urchin.earth.li
Sun Dec 4 23:15:59 CET 2005


On Sun, 4 Dec 2005 JohnBMudd at gmail.com wrote:

>>  you're about 10 years late
>
> The same could be said for hoping that the GIL will be eliminated.
> Utterly hopeless.
>
> Until... there was PyPy.  Maybe now it's not so hopeless.

No - structuring by indentation and the global lock are entirely different 
kettles of fish. The lock is an implementation detail, not part of the 
language, and barely even perceptible to users; indeed, Jython and 
IronPython, i assume, don't even have one. Structuring by indentation, on 
the other hand, is a part of the language, and a very fundamental one, at 
that. Python without structuring by indentation *is not* python.

Which is not to say that it's a bad idea - if it really is scaring off 
potential converts, then a dumbed-down dialect of python which uses curly 
brackets and semicolons might be a useful evangelical tool.

tom

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