python without OO

beliavsky at beliavsky at
Thu Jan 27 08:58:00 EST 2005

michele.simionato at wrote:

> >> There is not much than can be done at the Python level. But I
> >> see with interest a Python spinoff geared towards simplicity.
> >I think this would be useless because advanced concepts exist for
> >a reason. A simplified spin-off would aquire advanced concepts
> >over time and would just become a clone of Python.
> And then we will need another simplified spinoff ;)
> There is always a fight between simplificity and complexity.
> Some complexity is not needed, and I am sure even in Python
> something could be dropped. But it is difficult to find what can
> be removed. Remember that Saint-Exupery quote? Something
> like "a work of art is finished when there is nothing left to
> M.S.

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but
when there is nothing left to take away."

I know this quote because it is the motto of the F programming language , a "simplified spinoff" of Fortran 95.

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