Python is DOOMED! Again!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Jan 22 07:22:30 CET 2015

On 22/01/2015 05:56, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 4:50 PM, Nicholas Cole <nicholas.cole at> wrote:
>> I would have preferred Python to mimic:
>> Define function add taking price1, the price2, print_error equals true.
>> Price1 is a float. Price2 is a float. The function returns a float.
>> But now this is sounding a little like something from Larry Wall, and so I
>> had better stop!
> Actually, it sounds like pre-ANSI C.

*SCREAMS OUT LOUD* at the thought of the Whitesmith's compiler where 
IIRC printf was spelt format and the formatting codes weren't the same.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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