Python vs C for a mail server

Donn Cave donn at drizzle.com
Mon Jan 30 05:54:27 CET 2006


Quoth aleax at mail.comcast.net (Alex Martelli):
| ...  Therefore,
| if the inability to verify that a function named 'foobar' is in fact
| never called anywhere is a weakness, it's a weakness shared by all of
| these languages.  The originator of this thread appeared to assume that
| it was a weakness of Python and not of C++...

If we give him credit for having some idea of what he's talking about,
then we could perhaps read his "encourages" as "makes trivially easy."
These two languages are in such different levels with introspection
that it seems kind of disingenuous to me to make this argument, frankly.

	Donn Cave, donn at drizzle.com



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