me at privacy.net
Sun Jun 3 10:42:32 CEST 2007
Alex Martelli wrote:
> Mark Carter <me at privacy.net> wrote:
> Yes, GMP is a pain to compile (especially on Mac OS X), but I believe
> Just mentioning this in case you want to give Scheme another chance
Thanks. I'll take a look at it.
I think I've decided to finish off my little in project in Python first,
though. I'd like to actually get it done (!). I may well decide to
reimplement bits in either Scheme, or I might try my hand at Forth. My
app will be small enough to permit re-writes.
I had actually done a small 3-month Java project professionally about 7
years ago. Can't say I was too impressed. IMO, it was too verbose, I'm
not an OO fanatic, and some immutable strings turned out to be not quite
as immutable as I expected.
I had a brief toy around with Java using Xcode very recently, and I was
able to figure out how to download webpages easy enough (I do this to
scrape stock quotes). I felt fairly confident that I could achieve what
I wanted in Java, even though I'm fairly raw with it. I started from a
default project using Xcode, and it seemed to generate a lot of base
code. I quickly abandoned the Java idea, as I'm not gunning to be a Java
developer, and Python seems to do what I want without fuss.
I think that's the key to Python. You can do what you want without fuss,
and it's copiously documented.
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