Python tutorial/comparison for C++ programmer

Emile van Sebille emile at
Wed Mar 22 23:17:10 CET 2000

Does that bring us to write-once test-everywhere status?

Emile van Sebille
emile at

----- Original Message -----
From: Grant Edwards <grant at>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: Python tutorial/comparison for C++ programmer

> In article
<077C600D9F281A4D.487194D3E94C88DA.D53DE68986E89418 at>,
Cameron Laird wrote:
> >>You can easily do low level Windows programming(pipes, threads,
> >>etc.) And of course, the important word is _easily_. It's much
> >>faster to write win32 python and win32 C++. And, if you need it
> >>to be C++, you can first get the basic idea working in python
> >>1st.
> >
> >This can hardly be overemphasized.  There are even hints that
> >Microsoftians are catching on to the reality that Python is the
> >best language for Win32 development.  Think how remarkable this
> >is.
> Then you know what happens next: They start to ship MS-Python.
> With almost-useful, almost-compatible, almost-working
> extensions and changes to the language and libraries.
> --
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