Why is python not written in C++ ?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Aug 3 01:03:10 CEST 2010

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!

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