Is Python overhyped (just like Java)?
ajay_637 at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 29 22:38:09 CET 2003
Can some-one please explain why one would want to use Python? What is wrong
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!
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