Python vs .Net
Karsten W. Rohrbach
karsten at rohrbach.de
Sun Jan 5 23:24:19 CET 2003
Laura Creighton <lac at strakt.com> wrote:
> which teach precisely this. And, no, it doesn't mean that people
> like Karsten W. Rohrbach don't understand the difference between
> what Python does, and what Perl does -- but when they want to
> discuss this difference, they speak of whether the language does
> or does not support 'automatic promotion of types' -- which is
> completely independent of whether you have to declare them or not,
> and whether you can rebind them on the fly.
Laura, thanks for the kind words. As you implictly pointed out, I am
not a programming language designer, and obviously my dictionary lacks
the right words to stick to the right terminology. Checking the archives
brought quite some enlightenment. In the first place I should have
written something like "a language."
As for the ".NET vs. Python" issue, I think the message was clear
enough. One of them is a framework, one might call it more a strategy.
The other one is a programming language.
['But', "isn't", 'Python', 'also', 'a', 'strategy?']
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