PEP 526 - var annotations and the spirit of python

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Jul 2 07:01:13 EDT 2018

On Sun, 01 Jul 2018 20:51:42 -0700, Jim Lee wrote:

> Back before the dot com boom, programmers (generally) knew at least 6,
> 7, 8 languages.

You obviously didn't know (m)any of the hundreds of thousands of COBOL 

(A language conspicuous by its absence from your impressively large list 
of languages.)

Of for that matter, the vast horde of BASIC/VB coders, or even for that 
matter the C coders who *if they were especially adventurous* might have 
had a passing acquaintance with one or two shell scripting languages.

Steven D'Aprano
"Ever since I learned about confirmation bias, I've been seeing
it everywhere." -- Jon Ronson

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