[nycbug-talk] Python, UNIX, Design- From the Horses Mouth
ike at lesmuug.org
Thu Mar 2 16:58:02 EST 2006
I and MW got to attend a great lecture hosted at Google NY HQ-
(thanks Google for the food and drinks!)
With that, I pulled some relevant clips out of the first part of his
talk, 'The History of Python'
- UNIX heavily influenced Python Design
- Python is not designed to exclude any other enviornment or tool,
but integrate nicely
- Originally designed to replace the UNIX shell, but went another
direction (bourne is OK with Guido)
- Open Source under MIT License
- Why Object Oriented? What is OO besides being a buzzword?
- Why was Python designed to hide all the silly limits inside a
computer from the users?
- Why RegEx was not added as a syntactical element of the base, (it's
a Library module for a reason!)
My 6 minute 'Guido Python Highlights for NYC*BUG/UNIX People' movie
is posted here:
The full lecture is posted here: "The History of Python"
Part II, "The State of the Python Universe"
(more interesting if you actually use Python regularly)
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