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