Javascript is turning into Python?!

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
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.
> 
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/New_in_JavaScript_1.7

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roadmap/archives/2006/02/js_and_python_news.html

   > 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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