Python evolution: Unease

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Fri Jan 7 06:05:08 EST 2005

Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:
> Even though I currently only have 80 megs (about the minimum one can 

You probably mean 80 gigs.  You can get smaller disks, say 30 gigs, in
entry-point laptops.  But for a few dozen megs I think you'd have to go
for solid-state "disks", say USB keys with flash memory -- while 128
megs is around the minimum one can easily find in shops, there are
plenty of smaller cuts, such as 64 or even 32 megs, sold e.g. as part of
other gadgets such as mice, remote-control receivers, &c.

> serious stuff is obsolete.  (My first hard disk was 5 or 10 megs.)  A

Here I suspect you do mean megs -- 5 and 10 megs were indeed the sizes
of the first affordable "winchester" hard-disks 20/25 years ago.


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