Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Python's user class implementation, and GIT

CPythonImage via Wikipedia

Comment to Guido's post "The History of Python: Adding Support for User-defined Classes"
I like dictionaries/namespaces better than objects. For me, your accomplishment with Python's implementation of user classes is on a par with Linus's insight to base a DVCS on a "mere" filesystem that only tracks content based on cryptographic hashes. A single idea, very simple but not _too_ simple, implies everything else, to great success.

Guido Van RossumImage by palewire via Flickr

Computer science is too important to leave in the hands of people who are not implementors.
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