Python "why" questions

Bob Martin bob.martin at
Mon Aug 16 07:24:26 CEST 2010

in 639663 20100815 120123 Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>In message <mailman.2084.1281741048.1673.python-list at>, Ian Kelly
>> The ability to change the minimum index is evil.
>Pascal allowed you to do that. And nobody ever characterized Pascal as
>“evil”. Not for that reason, anyway...

Why do you refer to Pascal in the past tense?  I use it most days (Delphi & Free Pascal).

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