java 5 could like python?

Arthur ajsiegel at
Thu Jan 13 06:40:58 EST 2005

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 11:18:17 -0500, Istvan Albert
<ialbert at> wrote:

>vegetax wrote:
>> previus two python proyects where relatively big,and python didnt feel 
>> well suited for the task.
>One typical problem that others might talk about in more detail
>is that you might be writing java code in python. That means
>using Java style class hierarchies, methods and overall
>organization. That does not work well in python.

On the other hand in could be argued that the language seems to be
evolving in a direction in which this is too possible - the
distinctive "voice" of Python being muffled in static and class
methods, type declarations and the like.

Perhaps Python is forced in this direction as an appropriate admission
of the advantages of the architecture encouraged by the Java/C# class
of langauge. And is being courageous in these admission.

Or perhpas it is an unfortunate result of trying to find acceptance
and establish some compatibility in an atmosphere in which these
language approaches dominate the current mainstream. And trying too
hard to avoid a LISPish fate.

Or else everything is just as it should be.

I honestly don't pretend to know.

But am a little confused about the lack of the discussion here about
the developments in this direction.


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