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:
[...re Python...]
> > 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
> whatever.

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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