[Python-Dev] Examples for PEP 572
steve at pearwood.info
Wed Jul 4 08:56:55 EDT 2018
On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 03:24:09PM -0700, Chris Barker via Python-Dev wrote:
> Over the years I've been using it (most of its life), Python has evolved to
> become much less of a "scripting" language, and much more of a "systems"
> language, and this addition is a (pretty significant) step more in that
As I understand it, the most commonly accepted definitions are:
low-level languages designed to compile down to efficient
machine code, suitable for writing operating systems,
device drivers, and code for embedded systems.
high-level language intended to insulate the programmer
from the gory details of memory management, suitable for
writing user-space applications.
any interpreted high-level language the speaker doesn't
See also Ousterhout's (false) dichotomy:
Python is certainly not a systems language in the sense of C, Ada or
Rust. It could be classified as an application language, like Java. And
it still remains an awesome glue language for C and Fortran code.
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