twenty years ago Guido created Python

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at
Wed Jan 6 02:50:30 CET 2010

>>> Python is a truly awesome programming language.  Not only is Guido a
>>> genius language designer, but he is also a great project leader.  What
>>> an accomplishment.  Congratulations to everybody who has contributed
>>> to Python in the last two decades!
>> The more languages you learn before getting to Smalltalk, the more
>> awesome Smalltalk will be for you.
> After implementing SmallTalk I more or less gave up OO programming for
> ten years,

But why? What was so frightening about the OO model of SmallTalk?


> resuming it only after I met Python. SmallTalk didn't seem
> that awesome to me.
> Though for its time it was an incredible system, its insistence on a
> SmallTalk-only VM environment seemed a little solipsistic.

Psss, psss, put it down! -

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