large class hierarchies in python
ignacio at openservices.net
Sun Sep 9 07:05:23 CEST 2001
On Sun, 9 Sep 2001, Justin Dubs wrote:
> How do you feel about Python as a suitable language for this kind of
> venture? In case I didn't mention it before, I forget, I'm working with
> Intelligent Agents, one of the many subsets of AI. Is Python suitable for
> what is very much OO and not at all scripting?
People may call Python a "scripting" language, but that's only because it
doesn't have enough mindshare for them to give it the distinction of being
called a "programming" language. It is, however, a full-fledged programming
language just as much as C and Java and all the rest.
> Also, can you suggest some other good OO languages to learn? I know
> Objective-C, C++, Java, some Smalltalk and now Python. What do you think of
> Eiffel, if anything?
Hmm. Unfortunately my OO knowledge is limited to Python, C++, Pascal/Delphi,
Ruby, but I'm firmly convinced that it has no real reason for existing. I have
nothing against it, it's just that everything it does can be more cleanly done
in other languages that came before it.
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ignacio at openservices.net>
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