Is Python your only programming language?
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 13 00:22:11 CEST 2003
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 05:44:45 GMT, "Joe Cheng" <code at joecheng.com>
> I want to ask you hard-core c.l.p Pythonistas: Do you use Python for
I'm not sure I'm "hard core" but I use Python most days.
However most projects I work on use many programming
languages - I think the record was 12 languages on 1 project.
An average is probably around 5.
I use Python mainly for prototyping and proof of concept work
during design, the results get turned into C++, Java, COBOL
or assembler depending on the project.
In theory we could use Python for an embedded scripting language
but Tcl and VBScript have already grabbed that slot in our
> finally, do you foresee a day when Python can be, for all practical intents
> and purposes, your only programming language?
Nope, there will always be places where I want to use Lisp or
Prolog. Even awk is better for some things. And when the code
really gets down n' dirty nothing beats raw C and assembler...
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