Is Python overhyped (just like Java)?

laotseu bdesth at
Mon Mar 31 03:04:15 CEST 2003

Ajay na wrote:
> Can some-one please explain why one would want to use Python? What is 
> wrong with C++?
> In my opinion, the problem with C++ has nothing to with the language 
> semantics.  The problem is that when people are confronted with a 
> powerful language like C++, they tend to want to optimize everything to 
> death.  That's when they get themselves in trouble.
> Those who use Python know they are sacrificing a lot in terms of memory 
> and speed.  But if they took the same attitude toward C++, they can 
> actually get a lot of flexibility, code reuse, simplicity, and all the 
> other benefits of OO programming at over half the cost of using Python!  
> The problem is that people who don't understand C++, are afraid to use 
> the 'virtual' features of that language because it's 'too expensive'.  
> But that's stupid...because Python's 'virtualness' is even more expensive!
> Nope...I'm not trolling...I want someone to give a solid and intelligent 
> argument about why I should switch from C++ to Python!

If you don't understand why, don't ! Keep it up with C++ !

The Old Master said : "OO Assembly may be fun too, if you like it"

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