python vs c#

Max M maxm at
Thu Sep 23 08:01:17 CEST 2004

G. S. Hayes wrote:

> I'm not sure what you mean by this, I can't really imagine a system
> "bigger than Python" in the sense of "so big that Python was a bad
> choice for implementation" or "so big that Python started to get in
> the way/didn't support development/etc".

You have a learning curve for the language, and a learning curve for the 

What I meant was that the learning curve for the system is much bigger 
than the langugage. So learning the system becomes a much bigger task 
than using any specific language.

In that case, tool support could be more important than language, as the 
right tool could help you understand the system better.

I am not saying it is like that. Just that I could imagine a tool that 
could make you understand big systems better, and that less dynamic 
languages would be easier to write those kind of tools for.

I often find that debugging is pretty trivial. But what I really hate is 
when I trace the bug into a subsystem that I have not written. Then I 
can spend several days solving it, as I have to learn and understand 
that subsystem. In that case the system is larger than the language.


hilsen/regards Max M, Denmark
IT's Mad Science

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