Erlang Versus Python
Sat Mar 4 07:13:54 CET 2000
On Thu, Apr 10, 2036 at 02:51:53AM -0600, James Hague wrote:
> >Python has some functional features, though they're not as well
> >integrated into the language as they could be.
> Interestingly, I recall reading an interview with Guido in, I believe,
> Linux Journal. In response to a "What would you do differently?" sort of
> question, he responded that he thought he listened to the functional
> language advocates too much, and some of the features they
> requested--that were added to Python--maybe weren't in the best interests
> of the language. Or somesuch. This is from memory :)
Btw, there is a nifty little patch to Python that adds list comprehensions.
The amazing thing is just how simple the patch is.
David Gould davidg@REDACTED 510.536.1443
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