Python Written in C?

Peter Anderson peter.anderson at
Mon Jul 21 07:14:32 CEST 2008

 > Bah, new-fangled languages like Pascal... Real programmers write 
Fortran. Using punch-cards and paper-tape. Real programmers can edit 
their programs with a pointy stick and some home-made sticky-tape. -- 
Grant Edwards

Reminds me of a funny story from my past working life. I had this fibre 
tipped pen, given to me as a freebie by some computer company. The pen 
had something like "Floppy Disk Pen" printed down the barrel. A 
colleague who was more into IT management than programming or hands-on 
support picked it up at a meeting and said something like - "That's 
interesting, what's it for?" Seeing an opportunity I replied "Its a new 
bit of technology that allows you to write directly to your floppy disks 
when you are away from your computer!" "What a great idea!" he replied 
in all seriousness!

Maybe our friend could find one to code C# with! ;-)


Peter Anderson

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to 
conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the 
introduction of a new order of things — Niccolo Machiavelli, /The 
Prince/, ch. 6

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