Is Python overhyped (just like Java)?

Robin Becker robin at
Sun Mar 30 22:52:11 CEST 2003

In article <mailman.1049052346.8657.python-list at>, Cliff Wells
<clifford.wells at> writes
>On Sat, 2003-03-29 at 13:38, Ajay na wrote:
>> Can some-one please explain why one would want to use Python? What is wrong 
>> with C++?
>> Those who use Python know they are sacrificing a lot in terms of memory and 
>> speed.  
>And this is *why* they use Python:  because it's slow and uses a lot of
>memory.  C++ is obviously outdated as it is unable to use the massive
>amounts of memory and cpu tme that Python can.  Think of the difference
>between DOS and Windows XP:  which uses more memory?  Which is slower? 
>It's clear that *modern* software gets full utilization of that
>expensive CPU you bought, while old stuff, like DOS and C++ just let it
>go to waste.
I think Cliff has a valid point. Without Python I don't think we could
get in tune with modern OSes. If we used C/C++ the OS would begin to
seem slower and slower as we got more hyperspeed apps and we would
become dissatisfied.
Robin Becker

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