Getting the word to conventional programmers

beliavsky at beliavsky at
Thu Mar 24 16:08:37 CET 2005

Terry Reedy wrote:
> "Cameron Laird" <claird at> wrote in message
news:pic5h2-uq9.ln1__35517.6080870025$1111493304$gmane$org at
> > *DevSource* profiles "The State of the Scripting Universe" in
> > <URL:,1759,1778141,00.asp >.
> Interesting quote from Guido: "If the same effort were poured into
> up Python as Sun devoted to Java, Python would be better than Java in
> respect."

Maybe companies such as Intel, IBM, and Sun would devote resources to
optimizing Python on their hardware if the language had an ISO
standard, as do C, C++, and Fortran, and were less of a moving target.
OTOH, that could slow the development of the language.

I have wondered why the "dynamic" languages such as Perl and Python
tend not to have ISO standards.

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