Why is python not written in C++ ?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Aug 3 06:02:59 CEST 2010
In article <roy-788377.21035502082010 at news.panix.com>,
Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
>In article <i37ire$7gd$1 at panix5.panix.com>, aahz at pythoncraft.com (Aahz)
>The same story has been floating around for eons, just with the names
>changed. I saw one where Wirth was ostensibly making fun of the people
>who didn't understand that Pascal was all just a joke.
>I'm sure if you go back far enough, you can find a McCarthy / Lisp
>version. It probably goes something like, "So, anyway, we tried to
>figure out what was the most absurd way to abuse punctuation we could
>imagine. Somebody suggested that every program would have to end with
>37 close parentheses. When we finally stopped laughing, we started
>sketching out a grammar on the chalkboard that would let us do that".
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