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[Python-Dev] Guido's Python 1.0.0 Announcement from 27 Jan 1994


Someone in HackerNews shared the Guido's Python 1.0.0 announcement from 27
Jan 1994. That is, on this day, 20 years ago.

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!original/comp.lang.misc/_QUzdEGFwCo/KIFdu0-Dv7sJ


It is very entertaining to read.

* Guido was the release manager, which is now taken up by other core-dev
volunteers.

* Announcement highlighted *readable* syntax.

* The announcement takes a dig at Perl and Bash. While Bourne shell is
still very relevant and might continue for a long time, we recognize the
difference is use cases for Bash and Python.

* Documentation was LaTeX and PostScript.

* Error-free builds on  SGI IRIX 4 and 5, Sun SunOS 4 and Solaris 2, HP-UX,
DEC Ultrix and OSF/1, IBM AIX, and SCO ODT 3.0.  :-) We no longer have them.

* You used WWW viewer to view the documentation and got the files via FTP.

Fun times! Cheers to Guido and everyone contributing to Python.

Thanks,
Senthil
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