[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? (-:
> It is very entertaining to read.
> * Guido was the release manager, which is now taken up by other core-dev
> * 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.
Oleg Broytman http://phdru.name/ phd at phdru.name
Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.