Why is python not written in C++ ?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Wed Aug 4 07:44:00 CEST 2010

In message <i3ajvt$935$1 at reader1.panix.com>, Grant Edwards wrote:

> That said, the last time I looked the Ada spec was only something like
> 100 pages long, so a case could be made that it won't take long to
> learn.  I don't know how long the C++ language spec is, but I'm
> betting it's closer to 1000 than 100.

I have a copy of “The C++ Standard (Incorporating Technical Corrigendum No. 
1)” on my bookshelf. Let’s see ... flip-flip ... the highest page number is 
782. Definitely closer to 1000 than 100.

As for Ada ... I don’t have any printed manual, but

    dpkg-query -L ada-reference-manual | grep -c html/aarm95tc1

counts 353 HTML pages for the annotated reference.

I found it fairly tedious to read the lot. But then, I didn’t even try to do 
that with the C++ spec...

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