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scheme numeric tower
Paul Prescod scripsit:

> Python does not have continuations. Generators but not continuations. 
> More like Icon than Scheme.

Python generators can be reified, unlike Icon ones.  That puts them just
a hair away from full continuations.  Stackless Python does have
full continuations.

> Schema does not have objects built-in. You 
> can emulate them but they aren't built in.

Only because the Scheme authors can't get unanimity on an object system.

> Python uses a fairly 
> traditional mix of prefix and postfix syntax. Scheme is strictly 
> parened-prefix.

Obviously the syntax is different; that was the point of my aphorism.

> Python has a rich standard for everything from XML to 
> CGI to regular expressions. Scheme has a numeric tower. Python does not. 

The numeric tower is a good point.  How hard would it be to add it to Python?

John Cowan
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