Python Productivity Gain?

William Park opengeometry at
Sun Feb 15 06:23:57 CET 2004

kbass <kbass at> wrote:
> In different articles that I have read, persons have constantly eluded to
> the productivity gains of Python. One person stated that Python's
> productivity gain was 5 to 10 times over Java in some in some cases. The
> strange thing that I have noticed is that there were no examples of this
> productivity gain (i.e., projects, programs, etc.,...).  Can someone give me
> some real life examples of productivity gains using Python as opposed other
> programming languages.
> From my our personal experience, I have been programming with Python for
> about 6 months (but I have been programming in other languages for over 10
> years) and I have noticed that the more I had gotten use to programming in
> Python, the more my programming speed has increased. But ... this is true
> with any language that you program in as long as you are learning the
> methodologies and concepts of the programming language.  Your thoughts.

It used to be that Python programs were shorter, faster, readable,
writable, and simply better.  But, this was during the days when most
programmers had Unix background.  Nowdays, most of the programmers are
coming from Windows background, and Python programs have become as
verbose and unreadable as Visual Basic or Perl.

Ruby has not been corrupted as such.  It make complicated thing less
complicated.  But, it still make simply thing not as simple as Python.

William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <opengeometry at>
Linux solution for data management and processing. 

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