Where is Python in the scheme of things?
Jeff.Demel at JavelinDirect.com
Thu Oct 5 00:05:31 CEST 2006
Tim Chase wrote:
>Visual Basic compared to Python
>VB shares some interesting aspects with Python...namely it's much
>more readable than the other two. It's syntax is clunky at best,
>with goto's, and cobbled-on exception handling (at least in
>VB-Classic, as opposed to VB.Net with which I have no experience,
>thank goodness). It's good for hammering together a quick form
>and dropping some code behind it. However, it's not exactly
>portable to other platforms (though there is the Gambas project
>that offers VB-ish development on *nix platforms). It's not
>terribly object-oriented, so doing OO-related stuff is next to
>impossible. Functions aren't first-class objects, so you have to
>do some funky workarounds.
I don't know anything about the Gambas project, but your evaluation here
of VB sounds like you may not have seen it in 5 or 6 years. Try VB.NET
and see. Good OO and exception handling. Fast development. Clean
looking code. GoTos are a thing of the far past, hell I didn't even use
them in VB6.
Of course, I do prefer Python. And so will you, even if you check out
VB. I just didn't want to see incorrect information on VB get spread
like that. There are enough real problems with it. :)
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