Language Is A Virus

Guido van Rossum Quotes

Guido van Rossum Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Guido van Rossum
Type:
Scientist
Nationality:
Dutch

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    I have this hope that there is a better way. Higher-level tools that actually let you see the structure of the software more clearly will be of tremendous value. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 2
    I think the real key to Python's platform independence is that it was conceived right from the start as only very loosely tied to Unix. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 3
    I would guess that the decision to create a small special purpose language or use an existing general purpose language is one of the toughest decisions that anyone facing the need for a new language must make. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 4
    If you decide to design your own language, there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 5
    Invariably, you'll find that if the language is any good, your users are going to take it to places where you never thought it would be taken. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 6
    Mark Hammond is working in this area, with Windows Scripting Host. It is definitely an area where Python fits almost perfectly. That's quite independent from Java, actually. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 7
    My own perception of that is somewhat colored by where people ask my advice, which is still, of course, about changes to Python internals or at least standard libraries. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 8
    Now, it's my belief that Python is a lot easier than to teach to students programming and teach them C or C++ or Java at the same time because all the details of the languages are so much harder. Other scripting languages really don't work very well there either. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 9
    The second stream of material that is going to come out of this project is a programming environment and a set of programming tools where we really want to focus again on the needs of the newbie. This environment is going to have to be extremely user-friendly. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum
  • 10
    There was a project at Lawrence Livermore National Labs where many years ago they went down this path for scripting and controlling very large numerical calculations. Guido_van_RossumGuido van Rossum