Swaying A Coder Away From Python

Rony Steelandt bucodi at yahoo.fr.invalid
Thu May 4 17:52:50 CEST 2006


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"One problem is that python tools suck," he wrote. Wallace compared the 
various IDEs and other developer tools available to Microsoft's freely 
available Visual Studio Express and called them "toys."

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What s wrong with VI ???  :)

R_

>> On 4 May 2006 05:24:40 -0700, BartlebyScrivener <rpdooling at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm picking this up via clp on Google Groups. I can't tell what Mr.
>>> Lundh is referring to. The first line of his post is: "Tim Williams
>>> wrote" but there's nothing that comes before.
>
> Similarly, I'm reading this via comp.lang.python and the original
> article hasn't shown up at this site.
>
> Tim Williams <tdw at tdw.net> wrote:
>> I found the web version at.
>> 


>> http://www.devwebpro.co.uk/devwebprouk-46-20060503SwayingACoderAwayFromPython.html
>
> Wherein we find:
>
> He also listed a few reasons why C# appeals to him over Python or Java: 
> * anonymous functions (delegates)
> * a python-like yield statement
> * a nice type system with generics
> * interfaces 
> * properties (Yay!!)
>
> So that's two of the five Python has, one explicitly acknowledged,
> plus the combination of lambda and functions-as-first-class-objects
> is as good as (or better than) "anonymous functions (delegates)".
> And then we get onto personal preferences as to how to do type
> systems. That's not a great deal with which to sway someone.


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