[Haskell-cafe] Re: New slogan for haskell.org

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Nov 29 19:06:46 EST 2007

On Nov 29, 2007, at 16:57 , jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:

> Yitzchak Gale writes:
>> Guido was forced to do something - someone had written
>> a new Python interpreter, called "Stackless Python",
>> in which every Python function was a Scheme-like continuation.
>> People found this very, very scary. So Guido stopped
>> it by introducing laziness, which could be made much
>> less scary.
> Give to Caesar...
> Someone, was Christian Tismer:
> http://www.python.org/workshops/2000-01/proceedings/papers/tismers/ 
> spcpaper. htm
> and I am doubtful about the statement that people found it very,  
> very scary. Simply they - usually - felt no

The only person I've ever heard of who was in any sense "scared" of  
Stackless Python was GvR himself.

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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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