Is Python "venerable"?

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Feb 20 10:20:49 CET 2013

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 8:08 PM, Rui Maciel <rui.maciel at> wrote:
> rusi wrote:
>> Heh! I am reminded:
>> Some years ago a new reprint of Knuth's Art of Programming had on the
>> back cover something to the effect that this was 'classical CS.'
>> So what then is pop-CS, folk-CS?
> Knuth's work is undoubtedly classic.

Classic, yes, but the book said "classical", which is a style of music
covering Bach interwoven with Spohr and Beethoven (at classical Monday
pops). The billiard sharp whom anyone catches... oops, never mind that
bit. I suppose it'd still be the art of programming, just a slightly
different art. That would explain, though, why so many computer
programmers enjoy music...


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