Why is python not written in C++ ?

Aahz 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) 
>> http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/98/May/stroustrup.html
>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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