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


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 3:58 AM, 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.
>
> https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!original/comp.lang.misc/_QUzdEGFwCo/KIFdu0-Dv7sJ
>
> It is very entertaining to read.

Yes, it is. In twenty years, some things have not changed at all:

> Python is an interpreted language, and has the usual advantages of
> such languages, such as run-time checks (e.g. bounds checking),
> execution of dynamically generated code, automatic memory allocation,
> high level operations on strings, lists and dictionaries (associative
> arrays), and a fast edit-compile-run cycle.  Additionally, it features
> modules, classes, exceptions, and dynamic linking of extensions
> written in C or C++.  It has arbitrary precision integers.

But some things have:

> (Please don't ask me to mail it to you -- at 1.76 Megabytes it is
> unwieldy at least...)

hehe.

Thanks for digging that up!

ChrisA