Java vs Python ... ???

Chris Liechti cliechti at
Thu Feb 14 23:46:43 CET 2002

Scirious <Scirious at> wrote in 
news:Xns91B5CBEF0A103Scirious at
> I've been learning JAVA for a while, but now I've heard about 
> Python.
> Any coments concerning these two languages?

that's one of the questions that is good for a flamewar :-O
anyway here some answers biased towards python:

Python programms are shorter.
The Debug Cycle is shorter.
You can allways try out things interactively.
Python is FUN programming.

Here are some nice slides that illustrate some differences (PPT):

Anyway you might have a look at its python implemented 
in java. you can access all java classes from within python (and vice 
versa). you can e.g. programm a swing or awt gui with python, its 
realy cool.

Chris <cliechti at>

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