A story about Python... sort of

BearMan ronald at PassTheDairy.net
Thu Jul 3 19:00:21 CEST 2003


Not to mention all the time spent recompiling through out the debugging and
troubleshooting process. Has Max ever programmed in Python? How about
Assembly?

The fact of the matter is there is no such thing as one ULTIMATE language. A
real programmer will have mastered several languages so as to integrate the
best features for any given situation.

IMHO



"Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
news:3F043B22.19FE79AE at engcorp.com...
> Max Khesin wrote:
> >
> > import flame.*
> > import sorry.*
> > Ok, with all my respect to python, the stuff about C++ is a bunch of
hooey.
> > Compilation time is the problem? Give me a break.
> > 1) separate compilation?
> > 2) precompiled headers?
> > 3) tools that allow cluster compilation?
> > 4) ever read 'large-scale c++ development' by Lacos? a must for large
c++
> > project. letter-envelope idiom to help compilation...etc.
>
> Sounds to me that if they've come up with so many and such a wide
> range of optimizations to improve compilation time, then it clearly *is*
> a problem...
>
> > Anyway, if you are coding so fast that compilation time becomes a
serious
> > problem you are either
> > a) the smartest and fastest programmer on earth
> > b) are not thinking enough
>
> c) doing test-driven development
>
> I admit to not having done any C++ code for several years, certainly not
> since adopting TDD, but I would guess for a sizable project the
compilation
> and link times could become a major annoyance
>
> -Peter






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