Article of interest: Python pros/cons for the enterprise

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Tue Feb 26 15:27:47 CET 2008


On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 05:23:11 -0800, Nicola Musatti wrote:

> At least in C++ resource management only becomes more complicated if you
> need more control.

I think this is the point where so many people here disagree.  I'm coming
from a "garbage collection" background in OOP programming.  In C++
resource management becomes instantly more complicated because I have to
think about memory management and must actively manage it in *every case*.
Writing code in a RAII style and using smart pointer templates is a cost
for me.  A cost that's quite high, because it feels completely wrong to
have to think about it and to write in that "value style", because that
goes against my expectations/picture of OOP -- a graph of
independent/loosely coupled objects communicating with each other.  In
this sense C++ looks like a quite crippled and fragile OOP language to me.

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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