merits of Lisp vs Python

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Fri Mar 9 20:10:51 CET 2007


On 2007-03-09 07:00:06 +0000, aleax at mac.com (Alex Martelli) said:

> (nee "One Laptop Per Child", OLPC, and once known as the "$100 laptop")
> uses Python as its preferred (only?-) application language, and it's
> slated to be the most widely distributed Python distro if it hits even
> half of its ambitious target-numbers...

But it won't get anywhere near that because it's a stupid an 
ill-conceived idea (not because of Python, note!).  The electronic 
gadget people need in the developing world is a mobile phone not a 
computer.




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