Python Productivity Gain?

Robert Brewer fumanchu at
Wed Feb 18 17:37:48 CET 2004

Gerrit wrote:
> "Peter Hansen" <peter at> schreef in bericht
> news:40323814.3129EA4B at
> > My background is (roughly in order) APL, FORTRAN, BASIC, 
> Assembly, C,
> > university :-), Pascal, C++, Object Pascal, Java, LabVIEW, 
> and Python
> > (with a dozen others I forget) and I'm telling you Python 
> is a really
> > great language.  I've also dumped my previously favourite languages
> > (to wit, BASIC, C, C++, Delphi, and Java) to focus on Python.
> >
> > Now all you need are 19 others and we'll have a significant 
> data point.
> > (Signifying what?  That's what I want to know. ;-)

> Fortran, Basic, Assembly many times, Pascal, C, Objective-C, 
> Object Pascal,
> C++, Java and Python.
> Yes Python beats the rest wrt productivity for most of my 
> applications :-)
> Now do we need 18 more for a SIGNIFICANT data point?

Basic, Assembly (mostly 6502), Pascal, as little C as necessary, VB4,
Perl, Java, Python. I can't say I've ever had a favorite until now. ;)

17 to go.


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