Why is python not written in C++ ?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 3 01:31:38 CEST 2010

On 03/08/2010 00:03, Aahz wrote:
> In article<f9e652d6-3945-4c18-92f3-b85b994feb0b at k8g2000prh.googlegroups.com>,
> Peter<peter.milliken at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Aug 3, 7:42=A0am, Mark Lawrence<breamore... at yahoo.co.uk>  wrote:
>>> On 02/08/2010 00:08, candide wrote:
>>> I can't understand why any serious programmer mentions C++. As soon as I
>>> read it, I have to rush either to the kitchen to find a bowl to throw up
>>> in, or head for the toilet so I can talk to the great white telephone.
>> With you there Mark - IMO C++ is an abortion that should never have
>> seen the light of day. The idea of experimenting with creating an OO
>> language by extending C wasn't such a bad idea for a "play thing" (by
>> Stroustrop) but the fact that it somehow escaped from the Lab and
>> people picked it up and ran with it on a commercial basis is just
>> plain wrong!
> http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/98/May/stroustrup.html

Haven't been able to read this properly as the stomach has been shaking 
too much to control the mouse and/or arrow keys/page up/down etc.  Hum, 
marks out of 10, 1.649072354865927**trillions.  For the cryptographers, 
is this a decent random number?

Kindest regards.

Mark Lawrence

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