Python vs C for a mail server

Antoon Pardon apardon at
Tue Jan 31 06:56:30 EST 2006

Op 2006-01-30, Magnus Lycka schreef <lycka at>:
> Donn Cave wrote:
>> 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.
> My impression when I compare Python with e.g. Java is this:
> Java is designed to make to difficult to do the wrong thing.
> Python is designed to make it easy to do the right thing.

That seems to depend on which part of the community you are
talking to. Some do argue that some features shouldn't be
included in the language because the risk of bugs by those
who don't understand how to use it properly, is too high.

That even seems to be the way the BDFL feels about things.

Antoon Pardon

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