What is python's language level?

Michael Zawrotny zawrotny at gecko.sb.fsu.edu
Tue Apr 4 21:32:57 CEST 2000


On Tue, 04 Apr 2000 13:19:31 +0100, Brian Kelley <kelley at bioreason.com> wrote:
> Chuck Meyers wrote:
> 
> > Does anyone know python's language level? I did not find it in the list
> > at:
> >
> > http://www.spr.com/library/0langtbl.htm
> >
> > I would guess that it would be somewhere between 15 and 30. This is an
> > important point, even if language levels are imprecise they can make it
> > easier to convince people to look at or try a language like python.
> >
> > -Thanx
> >
> 
> Okay, I'll bite.  This seems kind of arbitrary to me.  Let me put it this
> way, looking at the lists of "language levels", special purpose languages
> rank highly:  Mathcad, excel, lotus, etc.

Very arbitrary.  I liked the fact that in their table:

common lisp = 5.00
C++ = 6.00
nroff = 6.00
scheme = 6.00
HTML = 20.00 - 22.00

How many things are wrong with this ranking?  It's hard to count all of
the problems.  Lets start with the fact that nroff and html are markup
languages not programming languages.  Then move on to scheme higher than
common lisp.  Likewise C++.  I can't see anyone who has ever used the
three of them ranking them in that order.

Just my $0.02.  Everybody is entitled to their own, probably different,
opinion.


Mike

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