Java vs Python ... ???

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


Scirious <Scirious at Scirious.com> wrote in 
news:Xns91B5CBEF0A103Scirious at 140.99.99.131:
> 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):
http://64.78.49.204/pub/eckel/LovePython.zip
(from http://www.mindview.net/Books/Python/ThinkingInPython.html)

Anyway you might have a look at www.jython.org. 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 gmx.net>




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