Swaying A Coder Away From Python

Adam Jones ajones1 at gmail.com
Thu May 4 18:03:12 CEST 2006


Rony Steelandt wrote:
> <QUOTE>
> "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."
>
> <QUOTE>
>
> What s wrong with VI ???  :)

User error, evidently. Sometimes the interface is more intelligent than
its user, and every time this happens the interface is the one that
gets the bad rap.

Sorry for the snarky comment, but python dev tools do not suck, they
are just generally different from visual studio. There are any number
of good editing platforms for python, visual studio is just not really
one of them.

>
> 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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