[Chicago] Language comparisons

Daniel Griffin dgriff1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 18:46:39 CET 2008

It would be interesting to come up with some common set of tasks to use for
comparison. Maybe implementing a few fundamental algorithms like quick sort,
heap sort, creating a binary tree. I can write these up in C to show a

Instead of saying Python has lists! Erlang is functional! tcl/tk does


On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:41 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:

> Do we have volunteers for other languages? We could approach Martin
> Logan to see if he'd be willing to discuss Erlang (we don't have a
> strong stackless showing though).
> We should prepare a list of things to compare. and perhaps we will
> need a pyconic sessionista to help keep the meeting from going too
> long.
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:13 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
> > I vote for the topic, and I may be able to have a good presenter on
> > tcl/tk assuming Thursdays work for him. He would be awesome and I
> > think tcl is better than python in some regards so I'd like for him to
> > provide comparisons to show strengths and weaknesses.
> >
> > --
> > sheila
> >
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> sheila
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