New to Python: Features
jcarlson at uci.edu
Wed Oct 6 09:51:36 CEST 2004
> Weird, I guess that means I can manipulate them in this way. Wonder if
> I can add keywords...
Nope, changing the contents of that module won't change the behavior of
> >Don't be frustrated. It is dynamically typed, but it is STRONGLY typed.
> >Anything that you would want to do with a static typed language, can be
> >done with Python.
> Thanks. Doesn't this make my scripts slower though?
If you want speed, pick another language. Just kidding.
In the case of speed, I find my brain speed to be a far more important
resource than processor speed; which is where Python wins hands-down for
me. I can write good Python almost as fast as I can think and type,
which gets me around 400 lines/day on average, or the equivalent of
1600-4000 lines of C/C++ or Java.
> >Pyrex can compile a subset of Python to C.
> Great, I'll check that out. I guess that will allow me to extend the
> language in C.
Yes, though Pyrex is not required for C<->Python interaction. You can
do it all by hand, though SWIG and Boost Python seem to work pretty well.
> AWE-SOME Josiah. I don't know how to thank you. If I was **** off that
> might do you some good eh? Alright then. Thanks.
Firstborn? I'm just kidding of course. No, really, I plan on making my
own babies someday; with cadaver parts and lightning - no, I mean
naturally with my wife. Serves me right for catching bits of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368730/ today.
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