Is there a programming language that is combination of Python and Basic?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Apr 19 08:26:00 CEST 2009

On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 06:33:23 +0100, Tim Wintle wrote:

> On Sun, 2009-04-19 at 05:08 +0000, Zaphod wrote:
>> Well, most of the Linux kernel is written in C and while there *is* a
>> jump (often JMP) in most asms, you should only do so if you really need
>> to.  JSR (jump sub routine) is a better idea in many (most?) cases.
> Have to say that I feel jump is more than justified in some situations
> (when it's jumping to within 10-20 lines of the start position, and it's
> a routine that needs to be highly optimised - I'm thinking tail
> recursion etc.)
> (btw, how come nobody has mentioned python bytecode? Most flow control
> is jumps)

I wrote yesterday:

"GOTO, after all, is just a jump, and we use jumps in Python all the time:

raise Exception
if... elif... else...
for... else...


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