Python vs. C#
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Aug 10 02:50:23 CEST 2003
"Brandon J. Van Every" <vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com> wrote in message
news:3f357a9b at shknews01...
> What can I do with Python that I can't do with C#?
Given that all Turing complete languages are theoretically equivalent,
nothing, either way.
> So again my question is, language-wise, what can I get done with
> I can't get done with C#?
Same question, same answer. but...
> What is easy to express in Python, that is
> tedious, difficult, [or impossible] to express in C#?
Different question, more realistic answer...
I don't believe there are many C# experts who post here, so I'll share
the teeny bit I know from other postings.
The smart people who investigated integrating Python as a full-fledged
.NET CLR language gave up because they found the [common intermediate
language] to be unsuitable for Python. I believe it had to do with
dynamic typing vs. C#, etc, static typing. So I speculate that
generic programming (writing functions that work with any behaviorally
compatible objects) is much easier in Python than C#.
Maybe someone more knowledgable will chime in.
Terry J. Reedy
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