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


On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 08:58:54AM -0800, Senthil Kumaran <senthil at uthcode.com> wrote:
> Someone in HackerNews shared the Guido's Python 1.0.0 announcement from 27
> Jan 1994. That is, on this day, 20 years ago.

   24 years ago, no? (-:

> 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.

   HTML was not very popular in those times! :-)))

> * 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.

   We now have Linux, Linux, and Linux. And best of all, Linux! ;-)

> * 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

Oleg.
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