Is Python worth learning?
akuchlin at mems-exchange.org
Mon Sep 4 16:58:50 CEST 2000
Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> writes:
> Why would it need to? They're different languages with different goals
> and different strengths.
GvR has made much the same point:
First of all: I classify Java as a system programming language, not a
scripting language. While it is interpreted, much of the JVM's
architecture is very similar to a typical modern CPU -- a stack
containing untyped 32-bit words, pointers, the works.
If Java is a system programming language, it needs a companion
scripting language. In the rest of this article, I'll argue that
Python is an ideal choice as Java's scripting companion, as well as
show some examples of Java-Python interaction to back up this claim.
I can no longer find the original article on developer.com, but it's
cached on google at
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