Article of interest: Python pros/cons for the enterprise

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at wtf.websiteburo.oops.com
Fri Feb 22 09:03:44 CET 2008


Nicola Musatti a écrit :
> On Feb 21, 10:55 am, Bruno Desthuilliers <bruno.
> 42.desthuilli... at wtf.websiteburo.oops.com> wrote:
>> Carl Banks a écrit :
> [...]
>>> C++ is a compile-time, type-checked language, which means it is
>>> totally safer for newbies than Python.  Yep, your big company is
>>> totally safe with newbie C++ programmers.
>> Mouarf ! Brillant demonstration, thanks Carl !-)
>>
>> (and BTW, +1 QOTW)
> 
> Newbies learn, and the fundamental C++ lessons are usually learnt
> quite easily. 

Which is why the most common source of nasty bugs in C++ apps - even 
coded by experimented, careful and talented programmers -has to do with 
dangling pointers, memory leaks, erroneous typecasts and other related 
niceties... Things that are somewhat less likely to happen in Python.

> Unless we're talking about idiots, that is, but in this
> case at least C++ is likely to make their deficiencies evident sooner
> than most other programming languages.

Here at least you have a point !-)

> So, yes, your big company is
> likely to be safer with newbie C++ programmers than with Python newbie
> programmers.

Sorry but I don't buy your arguments.

> Had we been speaking of productivity... but we weren't, were we?

Should we ?-)



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