C++ bad-mouthing (was: Why learn Python ??)
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Tue Jan 13 18:52:34 CET 2004
Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> writes:
> Donn Cave <donn at u.washington.edu> writes:
> > language. Full of neat tricks that work like magic, but does it
> > really even attempt to offer anything in the area you're talking about?
> It makes some feeble ones but is somewhat hobbled by its origins as a
> scripting or "glue" language.
Are you referring to *anything* other than the lack of static type
checking and execution speed?
> Also, Python is really still in its
> infancy. Maybe after PyPy is completed, someone can try writing a
> serious compiler for it, and the issues brought out by writing the
> compiler can drive the design of a successor language, Python II or
I'm sure you're right that things will advance. Not sure it would be
best to make a "Python II", though -- Python seems close to a local
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