Python becoming less Lisp-like

Ville Vainio ville at
Tue Mar 15 13:26:26 CET 2005

>>>>> "Torsten" == Torsten Bronger <bronger at> writes:

    >>> 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.

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

seems to suggest that Python has better Unicode support than Ruby.

Ville Vainio

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