Guido rethinking removal of cmp from sort method

Dan Stromberg drsalists at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 06:35:08 CEST 2011


On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 8:43 PM, Paul Rubin <no.email at nospam.invalid> wrote:

> Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> writes:
> > Why would having PyPy as the reference implementation have made this
> design
> > decisions turn out better?
>
> A fair amount of Python 2's design was influenced by what was convenient
> or efficient to implement in CPython.
>

It's dangerous for a language to be defined by a single implementation for
too long.

Also, a language defined by an implementation in a flexible language is more
likely to escape some problems than a language defined by an implementation
in a rigid language.
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