Is Python overhyped (just like Java)?

David Abrahams dave at
Tue Apr 1 02:26:07 CEST 2003

"Greg Ewing (using" <ckea25d02 at> writes:

> greg at Abrahams wrote:
>> In my application it was easy to predict where the bulk of
>> the time would be spent, and had I written the core engine in C++
>> early on I might have saved myself a redesign effort.
> Or you could have designed that part of the system with
> a possible C++ interface in mind, if it turned out to
> be necessary later.

I thought I was doing that at the time.  The problem is that the
edges of subsystems define themselves differently when there's a
language boundary there from the beginning.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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