[Python-Dev] Keeping competitive with Go (was Re: Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2)
donald at stufft.io
Fri May 29 01:48:34 CEST 2015
On May 28, 2015 at 7:40:26 PM, Nick Coghlan (ncoghlan at gmail.com) wrote:
> > One thing I've seen more than once is that new development happens
> in Python
> > until the problem is understood, then the code is ported to Go.
> > short path from idea to working code, along with its ability
> to quickly morph
> > as requirements and understanding changes, its batteries
> included philosophy,
> > and its "fits-your-brain" consistency are its biggest strengths!
> Right, Go is displacing C/C++ in that regard (moreso than Python
> itself), and now that Rust has hit 1.0, I expect we'll see it becoming
> another contender for this task. Rust's big advantage over Go
> in that regard is being compatible with the C/C++ ecosystem,
> including Python's cffi.
I’m not sure if I’m reading this right or not, but just to be clear, I’ve
seen a number of people express the sentiment that they are switching from
Python to Go and that the deployment story is one of the reasons. It’s not
just people switching from C/C++.
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