Why is python not written in C++ ?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Wed Aug 4 10:17:03 CEST 2010


In message <pv76o.2574$Yv.111 at viwinnwfe01.internal.bigpond.com>, Neil 
Hodgson wrote:

>    The Ada 2012 Language Reference Manual is 860 pages and the Ada 2005
> LRM was 790 pages. The annotated versions are even longer
> http://www.ada-auth.org/standards/ada12.html

Yeah, unfortunately the language was designed by a committee which was 
trying to meet a specification laid down by another committee set up by the 
US military.

It seems apt to describe the resulting design as “bulletproof”, but 
“elegant” or “concise” ... not so much.



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