Sunday, December 07, 2008

Java doesn't work? Switch to Python

My friend Anthony just pointed me at this post from Larry Page 12 years ago. Apparently, he never found a solution. The first Google web crawler was written in Python instead.

Seriously funny stuff.

2 comments:

Guy said...

Actually there was a reply. The Groups link was just pointing to an individual message rather than to the thread.

There is the full one:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.java/browse_thread/thread/6923c024ed392c85/88fa10845061c8ba

bimone said...

Too bad they rewrite it in C++ (I guess), maybe Python would have conquered the world faster.