Javascript is turning into Python?!

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Fri Nov 3 08:58:36 CET 2006

Paul Rubin wrote:

> I hadn't seen this before.  New Javascript 1.7 features:
> - Generators
> - Iterators
> - Array comprehensions
> - Destructuring assignment
> Sounds like another language we know.

   > Given the years of development in Python and similarities to
   > ECMAScript in application domains and programmer communities, we would
   > rather follow than lead. By standing on Python's shoulders we reuse
   > developer knowledge as well as design and implementation experience.
   > The trick then becomes not borrowing too much from Python, just enough
   > to gain the essential benefits: structured value-generating
   > continuations and a general iteration protocol.


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