What is Python good for?
ignacio at openservices.net
Wed Sep 12 15:55:55 CEST 2001
On 12 Sep 2001, Steve wrote:
> Java is great for server side programming. Perl is easy, and has a
> lot of built in features for text processing. Visual Basic makes
> generating windows client app interfaces very fast.
> What is Python's major strength? What benefit will someone have by
> taking the time to learn it?
Here's where Python's strength lies:
Go back to the programs you've written 12, 6, or even 2 months ago. Now try to
modify them to add additional features. Keep doing so for a long time.
Now do the same in Python.
You'll invariably find it much easier to do so in Python because it forces you
to write clean, readable code.
> Where does Python fall short?
It's not the fastest language around. But you'll often find that it's fast
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ignacio at openservices.net>
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