Python handles globals badly.

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Sat Sep 12 04:47:45 CEST 2015


On Friday 11 September 2015 22:35:00 Mark Lawrence wrote:

> On 11/09/2015 03:19, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Thursday 10 September 2015 20:33:03 Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> >> On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:04:05 -0700 (PDT), rurpy--- via Python-list
> >>
> >> <python-list at python.org> declaimed the following:
> >>> I also doubt there were more programming languages around in the
> >>> 1970s than now, on the grounds that there were far fewer people
> >>> capable of writing a compiler or interpreter in those days, and
> >>> there were far fewer tools to help, or easily accessible knowledge
> >>> about how to do do it.
> >>
> >> 	Yet there were enough assorted semi-specialized languages in use
> >> on military programs to induce the DoD to run the competition for a
> >> singular language -- which became Ada.
> >
> > And which should be noted that it has been a rather spectacular
> > failure in the commercial market.  Does that mean that those who can
> > code in Ada are working only for the military's suppliers, and
> > because they are a scarce commodity, writing their own paycheck? I
> > don't know, other than no one is publically bragging about it.
> >
> >> --
> >> 	Wulfraed                 Dennis Lee Bieber         AF6VN
> >>      wlfraed at ix.netcom.com    HTTP://wlfraed.home.netcom.com/
> >
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
>
> Ada took over from CORAL in the UK, at least in military projects.  It
> was also used in the aircraft industry. My old work mates tell me that
> its completely died a death, to be replaced by C++.  Someone please
> remind me never to fly again.
>
Oh my gawd. C++ in a airplane autopilot?  Now that's scarey.  And I was 
just in one, three each way actually, round trip halfway across the 
country, last December.

> --
> My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
> what you can do for our language.
>
> Mark Lawrence


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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