Monthly Archives: March 2009

Contextual Keywords

Keywords and Contextual Keywords A language keyword is a reserved word that cannot be used as an identifier for variables, constants, classes etc. Often it is an element of language syntax. Syntactical structure is simplified by means of keywords. A … Continue reading

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CPython vs IronPython

Two video shots tell more than 2000 words. CPython Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] IronPython Get the latest Flash Player to see … Continue reading

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The thunk_stmt and programmable semantics In Python

Seems as if there was just a single direction of syntactical improvement of Python these days which is the introduction of Ruby style blocks. Tav suggests to reuse Pythons with-statement: with_stmt: "with" expression (["as" target] | ["do" [parameter_list]]) ":" suitewith_stmt: … Continue reading

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Lonely Python is Intelligent Design and how to liberate from it

Python is doomed. Well, of course it is not yet doomed. Python is an evolutionary dead end living lonely on its own fitness plateau. It is clear that Python won’t have offspring because of significant whitespace aka indentation sensitivity. No … Continue reading

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