Is Python overhyped (just like Java)?

sismex01 at sismex01 at
Mon Mar 31 18:47:02 CEST 2003

> From: Garen Parham [mailto:nospam at]
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 10:48 AM
> The productivity boost in Python is believable.  The 10% and 80% magic
> numbers aren't.  I'm sure you wouldn't like seeing someone pulling out
> magic numbers in comp.lang.c++ saying Python was 200%, 5000% 
> slower out
> of context.

Most of the Python programmers on this list are/were experienced
programmers on other languages also, C and C++ included among them,
and they quote these numbers repeatedly.

Have you programmed extensively in Python?

If you haven't, they how can you disqualify those numbers?


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