Where is Python in the scheme of things?

Andy Dingley dingbat at codesmiths.com
Thu Oct 5 12:14:04 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.

I use it, and see it primarily, as a Perl killer. It also does for Ruby
and our infernal shell scripts.

I've never considered using Python instead of VB. As a VB developer of
many years, I'd see thhe Python language itself as infinitely superior
to VB in almost every aspect, except that of building event driven
Windows GUIs with easy form layout. Maybe there's some wonderful Python
toolkit for doing this, but it's news to me.

I'm undecided as to whether Python beats JSP for web development. So
far I'm still inclined to Java, but that's probably because I know Java
and Java has a huge amount of "beyond Java the language" development
attached to it for web work.

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