Not fully OO ?

Tim Rowe digitig at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 01:12:16 CEST 2008


2008/9/26 Bruno Desthuilliers <bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr>:

> Not to start a troll, but from what I've seen of C# so far I do find this a
> bit surprising and really suspect more of a library issue than a language
> one. Care to tell more about the problem and solution ?
>
> (NB : I wouldn't even asked if you had mentionned say Erlang or Prolog or
> OCaml - well, some mostly different language - instead of C#)

IIRC it was library issues -- for one thing I still find it a lot
harder to manage an MS Windows GUI under Python than I do under .NET
(I've never succeeded in getting Iron Python to run properly). In one
sense you could argue that that's not a language issue, and you'd be
right: there's nothing in the syntax or semantics of either language
that makes it so. But in another sense I'd say it is a language issue
(and of course I think I'm right!) because Python aims to be platform
independent, and whilst that means gains in portability it means that
in return it loses the ease-of-programming of a tightly integrated
platform.

-- 
Tim Rowe



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