Python 1.0.1: a snapshot of history, and how programming languages grow
the goal of the post is not to be exaustive but just list some changes in the grammer of the language, and to do so we need to go back to a really early version of python
This post will be a little more advanced than my normal ones.
But the message I'm makes can be applied broadly.
Prerequisite for this post:
- familiar with python
- know what programming grammers are
- are familiar with how programming langs are designed
Lets have a look at the grammer file
Here is the whole grammer deffintion
this file was created: 1993-12-20
Take note of how short it is its only 62 lines of actual grammer rules
I was supprised to learn that
lambda's are actually a really old feature!
nearly.js grammer version of python 1.0.1's grammer file
by oran collins