What is unique about Python?
aleax at mail.comcast.net
Fri Dec 23 23:10:25 EST 2005
Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> In article <1h80qj8.1xwosof1xqlkl8N%aleax at mail.comcast.net>,
> aleax at mail.comcast.net (Alex Martelli) wrote:
> > 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).
> Yacc has been around for a long time.
...but is not a programming language...
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