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


Does anyone have an archive of the Python 1.0 documentation?  Sadly
http://www.cwi.nl/~guido/Python.html is not a live URL :-).

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 9:08 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
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