Teaching Python

beliavsky at aol.com beliavsky at aol.com
Sun Jun 13 00:51:42 CEST 2004


Mediocre Person <mediocre_person at hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<513d6f09f74eb423c810692fb7bb1f46 at news.teranews.com>...

>     * less fussing with edit - compile - link - run - debug - edit - 
> compile - link - run -.....

The Python cycle of running programs and fixing run-time errors that
would be caught at compiled time in another language is in my
experience MORE tedious than than the cycle for compiled languages
like C++ and Fortran.

It is easy to write a script that compiles, links, and (if no errors
occurred) runs a program in a compiled language, making those three
steps effectively one. I very rarely find myself directly calling the
linker.



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