Where is Python in the scheme of things?

hg hg at nospam.com
Wed Oct 4 22:36:42 CEST 2006

gord wrote:
> As a complete novice in the study of Python, I am asking myself where this 
> language is superior or better suited than others. For example, all I see in 
> the tutorials are lots of examples of list processing, arithmetic 
> calculations - all in a DOS-like environment.
> What is particularly disappointing is the absence of a Windows IDE, 
> components and an event driven paradigm. How does Python stand relative to 
> the big 3, namely Visual C++, Visual Basic and Delphi? I realize that these 
> programming packages are quite expensive now while Python is free (at least 
> for the package I am using - ActivePython).
> Please discuss where Python shines.
> Gord
Big three? ... not sure even Bill agrees with you.

Code in Python and decide for yourself ... but again, nowadays, you're
to compare with C#, VB ... if you want to be in; that is.


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