What Python looks like

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com`
Mon Aug 4 21:38:01 CEST 2008


iu2 wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> This is a little bit strange post, but I'm curious...
> 
> I learned Python from its tutorial step by step, and practicing
> writing small scripts.
> I haven't seen a Python program before knowing Python.
> 
> I'm curious, what did Python code look like to those of you who have
> seen a bunch of Python code for the first time before knowing Python?
> 
> (I can tell, for example, that seeing perl for the first time looked
> like C with many $$$, I could see "if" and "for" and "while" but they
> were meaningless. Or Lisp for the first time looked like many words,
> no operators, how could that make a program???)
> 
> Thanks

Python looked like pseudo-code that people would write before actually coding. 
I've always thought that Python was "Pseudo-code that runs".

-Larry



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