Why Python is like C++

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Sat Dec 21 16:59:00 CET 2013

In article <mailman.4472.1387638502.18130.python-list at python.org>,
 Tim Chase <python.list at tim.thechases.com> wrote:

> In know that my first BASIC, Applesoft BASIC had the 2-character
> names, and you had to load Integer Basic (with Ints in addition to the
> standard Floats used in the BASIC provided by the ROM, a strange
> choice).

Why is it a strange choice?  If you're only going to support a single 
type of numeric value, floats make a lot more sense than ints.  Floats 
are a superset of integers.

Javascript, anyone?

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