Long Live Python!

phil hunt philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Jul 13 09:07:36 EDT 2001

On Thu, 12 Jul 2001 21:45:21 -0400, Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote:
>James_Althoff at i2.com wrote:
>> Phil Hunt wrote:
>> >On Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:47:50 -0400, Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>I tend to think of Python more as an extremely effective and maintainable
>> >>general-purpose programming language, which happens also to work
>> >>very well when applied as a "scripting language" (whatever that means).
>> >
>> >To me it means "good for short programs <100 lines". Bear in mind
>> >that 100 lines of Python is equivalent to 300 lines of Java or 400
>> >lines of C++.
>> We are shipping a successful product that comprises more than 100,000 lines
>> of Jython.
>> What is it about Python that would, in your experience, make it only "good
>> for short programs <100 lines".
>In Phil's defense (not that I think he can't speak for himself),
>he didn't say "only".  That's your word.  He was just responding to
>my parenthetical (whatever that means) in reference to the label
>being applied to Python.

Indeed so. Python is suited to longer programs, as has been demonstrated
many times.

## Philip Hunt ## philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk ##

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