Python vs. C#
ialbert at mailblocks.com
Mon Aug 11 04:30:20 CEST 2003
Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> For instance, Perl has become popular because
> it's overwhelmingly useful for sysadmin and web admin. But I am not seeing
> Python's overwhelming utility compared to other languages. You can do apps,
> you can do web admin, but most people are doing Java, C#, or Perl. And
> unlike C++ they aren't bad languages, so Python is not offering an obvious
> "slam dunk" remedy.
As far as I'm concerned it does not have to be "slam dunk". Just a
little better is enough, that goes a long way and adds up quickly in
larger projects. That's why people use python, it is not a conspiracy
nor a brainwashing that made it popular. For many tasks it works better
than anything else out there.
> I'm beginning to think that within 5 years, no new applications
> will be written in C++.
Most people get paid for what they get done today. Not in five years.
So I wouldn't lose sleep yet.
C# was created to counteract Java. Unlike Python it would die quickly
if it weren't for the marketing muscle of Microsoft. So claiming as
the holy grail seems a bit of a joke.
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