the first "publication" of python into public domain was in 1991
worng. It wasn't released into public domain, it was released under a Free license; see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/
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very highly (sic) portable
that, of course, depends on how you write you code.
file("/dev/hda1", "w") probably isn't going to work on dos boxen.
The only awkward thing with python is it's a typeless language
I declare shenanagans! (sp?)
python has types. How could (2 + "foo") raise a TypeError if python doesn't have types.
What it doesn't have is _static_ types: python doesn't need to know the type of objects until runtime. And you don't have to write down the type names for everything. But python definitely has types.
You can even write COM,activeX/OLE very very easily
why would anyone want to do that?
ADA [...] don't take it too seriously
Don't worry -- I won't. The DoD likes it