Article of interest: Python pros/cons for the enterprise
pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil
Sun Feb 24 17:03:51 CET 2008
Just some anecdotal confirmation:
In article <mailman.1128.1203771184.9267.python-list at python.org>,
"Ryan Ginstrom" <software at ginstrom.com> wrote:
> I personally used C++ for about 90% of my code for 10 years. During that
> time, I was chugging the C++ Kool-Aid so hard I almost peed myself. I still
> think that C++ is a beautiful language, but I have also come to think that
> starting a program with C++ is a premature optimization.
Yes, I came to the same conclusion and now start all projects in Python,
then add C/C++ extensions for optimization.
> I think that very few Python programmers today started with Python. Most of
> them came to Python for a reason.
Exactly right in my case. In fact this observation is directly related
to the one your the previous paragraph. Python is a good language in
which to start a progrom.
-- Lou Pecora
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