Python vs Ruby

Terry Hancock hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Sat Oct 22 04:14:27 CEST 2005


On Friday 21 October 2005 04:25 pm, Ed Jensen wrote:
> Sion Arrowsmith <siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> > I have here a library (it's the client side of a client-server
> > interface including a pile of class definitions) which has
> > implementations in pure C++, Java and Python, taking about 3000,
> > 3500 and 1500 loc respectively. And there's an associated module
> > (with no C++ implementation) that I remember being particular
> > "impressed" while writing it to find being 3 times as long in Java
> > as Python despite (a) extensive (and pretty much common) Javadoc/
> > docstrings and (b) implementing in the Python version a feature
> > present in the standard Java library (scheduling a thread to run
> > at specified intervals and time out). Strip the Javadoc/docstrings
> > out and it's about at that 5:1 ratio.
> 
> This claim seems pretty dubious to me.

Why?

--
Terry Hancock ( hancock at anansispaceworks.com )
Anansi Spaceworks  http://www.anansispaceworks.com




More information about the Python-list mailing list