Tom Sawyer wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-09-18 at 21:37, Mike Campbell wrote:
> 
>>>ruby though just may gain as great a heritage as lisp due to its highly
>>>OO nature. but python? flash in the pan.
>>
>>I don't use Python, but I'd hardly call it _that_.  It is quite popular, and
>>doing Real World Stuff (tm).  Seems to me hardly faddish.
> 
> 
> well, i exagerate. but you get my meaning. i'm sure python dosen't have
> the staying power of lisp. lisp will probably be with us for all time,
> while python will be superceeded.

If we ever find intelligent creatures somewhere else in the universe, 
they will know pi, e, and some dialect of LISP. But they won't know Python.