Python as a Language Choice

achrist at easystreet.com achrist at easystreet.com
Mon Jun 16 22:21:23 CEST 2003


One thing that is important to me is that the quality of the freely
available python releases is very high.  I've had problems with bugs
in compilers and core libraries of other languages from the big-name
software vendors, but I don't recall that ever happening with python.

Al
 


Cousin Stanley wrote:
> 
> Someone in another NewsGroup asked
> why I had picked Python as a language of choice ...
> 
> I offered the following reply
> and would be interested in hearing from others
> of any obvious ommisions that I may have made
> and as to why they might have chosen Python as well ...
> 
> Stanley C. Kitching
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> I've been programming other languages
> since about 1966 but am a relative Python rookie
> having used it for only a little over a year ...
> 
> As for Python as a language of choice,
> I would include the following ...
> 
>    o Free ... Open-Source ... Cross-Platform ...
> 
>    o Easy to learn, easy to use, and VERY readable ...
> 
>    o Power/Punch ratio is fairly high ...
> 
>         That is, get a lot of work done
>         in only a few lines of code ...
> 
>    o Very active and friendly development community
>      centered in comp.lang.python where one can read
>      and learn from daily posts by the authors themselves
>      of popular and current Python books and modules ...
> 
>    o Large and diverse set of Application Programming Interfaces
>      available in many areas ...
> 
>    o Multiple choice for GUI programming ...
> 
>          [ Tk | GTK | QT | wxPy | others ... ]
> 
>    o Core languange is readily extensible through
>      and embeddable in other languages ...
> 
> --
> Cousin Stanley
> Human Being
> Phoenix, Arizona




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