merits of Lisp vs Python

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Fri Mar 9 21:25:12 CET 2007

En Fri, 09 Mar 2007 16:10:51 -0300, Tim Bradshaw <tfb at> escribió:

> On 2007-03-09 07:00:06 +0000, aleax at (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.

What for?
That requires a phone company, installed antennas everywhere, and  
available power to charge batteries. Without forgetting  you to pay the  
bill, of course.
I don't think OLPC would actually help people so much, but a mobile phone  
would be almost useless. Like it was -actually happened- donating nice  
computers for use in remote elementary schools with no power source.

Gabriel Genellina

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