Python vs. C++ Builder - speed of development

Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Thu Jan 30 11:06:28 CET 2003


Brandon Van Every wrote:
   ...
> Python may a be a great productivity tool for the power programmer, but I
> seriously doubt that it's any kind of magic bullet for the average
> engineer.

Python is indeed a great productivity tool for excellent programmers,
raising their productivity (on some hypothetical scale) from, say,
100 to 300.

Python is ALSO a great productivity tool for average programmers,
raising their productivity (on the some hypothetical scale) from, say,
20 to 60.

Therefore, it IS indeed no magic bullet -- it doesn't make the
average programmer the equal of the excellent one -- but it would
still be a stupid choice to forego its advantages at any level.


Alex





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