why cannot assign to function call

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Wed Jan 7 00:15:35 CET 2009

On Tue, 06 Jan 2009 14:03:16 +0000, Mark Wooding wrote:

>> You've also missed out on probably twenty years of CS where Java (using
>> the same assignment model as Python!) has been *the* language of choice
>> for undergrad CS, not to mention those introductory courses which use
>> Python.
> There's no way that Java has been taught anywhere for 20 years.  It just
> isn't old enough.  Wikipedia claims that Java appeared in 1995, which
> looks right to me.  Python, released in 1991, is therefore older.

I stand corrected. Can we agree that Java has been the language of choice 
for most of a decade?


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