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Danny Ayers scripsit:
> sayeth the functional programmer :
> >Python is essentially Scheme with indentation instead of parentheses.
> sayeth the OO programmer :
> Python is essentially Java with indentation instead of braces.
> sayeth the procedural programmer :
> >Python is essentially Pascal with indentation instead of (errm) newlines.

Yes, these are true too.  But Python 2.x has continuations (somewhat hidden,
but they're there, aka a non-LIFO control regime.  No other language in
non-research use has that except Scheme.

Java, as befits a C-heritage language, doesn't even have closures
(well, inner classes are closures, I guess), much less continuations.
Pascal has closures but not continuations.

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