[Python-Dev] Keeping competitive with Go (was Re: Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2)

Donald Stufft 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.  
> Python's
> > 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++.

Donald Stufft
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