Python vs. C++ Builder - speed of development

Brandon Van Every vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com
Wed Jan 29 01:35:04 CET 2003


John Ochiltree wrote:
> I find that if I'm working in python I concentrate more on solutions
> to problems, whereas with c++ I tend to concentrate more on structure
> and architecture. However, that's not to say that my thinking is any
> more abstract in either language.
>
> I wonder if there's a way of measuring what language encourages which
> way of thinking?

Maybe instead you should be thinking about what your task is.  There's
nothing wrong with thinking structurally and architecturally if those indeed
are your problems.

Python is a "glue" language, so I think you're implying that your problems
are more typically of a freeform nature.  If you're really saying "no no, I
do structural/architectural stuff in both, and I love Python syntax and hate
C++ syntax!" well, all I can say is the C++ works just fine when you Keep It
Simple Stupid and use it all the time.  I would like a few more editor
features for my function declarations, which seem a bit verbose, but it
hasn't been painful enough for me to go through the alternate pain of editor
evaluation.

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