Python becoming less Lisp-like

Torsten Bronger bronger at
Tue Mar 15 12:10:00 CET 2005


"Serge Orlov" <Serge.Orlov at> writes:

> Torsten Bronger wrote:
>>> Interesting.  I've never thought that.  What parts strike you as
>>> "patchwork"?
>> Well, with a little bit of experience in the field of programming
>> languages, you can see which elements had been added later (ie
>> years after Python's creation).  Properties surely would have
>> looked *very* different 15 years ago.
>> There would be keywords for static and class methods, no
>> distinction between Unicode and non-Unicode
> You couldn't do that 15 years ago because there were no Unicode
> that time.

I've never said that Guido was just too stupid at that time.  I only
said "but you can definitely see that it's the oldest one".  In
other words, a Ruby six years older than the real one would have the
same problem.  And who knows how C# looks like in 10 years.

But I want to program now, and this is the current situation in my


Torsten Bronger, aquisgrana, europa vetus

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