comparation of Python with other languages

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sun Jan 20 23:30:39 CET 2002


Stephane SOPPERA wrote:
> 
> The only reasons you should prefer Python or Java to C is the learning time
> (time you spend to learn how to program), and the developpement time (it takes
> more time to write C and Java than Python). (there's also an issue of
> portability, but I don't know if you cares).

I would turn that around.

The only reason you should prefer C to Python is when the
higher performance is necessary (and usually not even then :-).

(Disclaimer, this is a deliberately general statement which
ignores obvious issues such as access to hardware, etc.  Sue me.)

-Peter



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