A Bug By Any Other Name ...

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Tue Jul 7 11:29:10 CEST 2009


Daniel Fetchinson a écrit :
>>> Yes, there are plenty of languages other than Java and C, but the
>>> influence of C is admittedly huge in Python. Why do you think loops
>>> are called "for", conditionals "if" or "while", functions return via
>>> "return", loops terminate via "break" and keep going via "continue"
>>> and why is comparison written as "==", etc, etc? All of these are
>>> coming from C (or an even earlier language) and my point is that users
>> 	for, if, and return were common keywords in FORTRAN.
>>
>> 	Not to mention BASIC
>>
>> 	Both of which predate C
> 
> Yes, hence my comment above, ".... coming from C (or an even earlier
> language) ......".


Mmm... Should we then claim that "the influence of FORTRAN is admittedly 
huge in Python" ?-)




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