Where is Python in the scheme of things?

hg hg at nospam.com
Wed Oct 4 22:38:39 CEST 2006


hg wrote:
> 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.
> 
> hg
> 
OK, you did say VB



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