If Scheme is so good why MIT drops it?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Jul 26 15:16:39 CEST 2009
In article <h4gnmr$8cl$1 at news.eternal-september.org>,
Raffael Cavallaro <raffaelcavallaro at pas.espam.s.il.vous.plait.mac.com> wrote:
>On 2009-07-25 00:55:26 -0400, Carl Banks <pavlovevidence at gmail.com> said:
>> But please don't put it on the same level as PHP. Their situations
>> have almost nothing in common.
>Their situations have much in common; Python attracted programmers away
>from (for example) C++, becuse python is easier to master; Then php
>came along and attracted programmers away from (for example) python,
>because php is easier to master.
No, Python attracted programmers away from C++ because it's easier to
write good programs in it, in less time. There are plenty of expert C++
programmers who switched to Python; your thesis only applies to the
legions of people who found it difficult to learn C++ in the first place.
Moreover, AFAIK PHP never attracted people away from Python; Python was
not particularly popular when PHP was in its heyday. PHP attracted
people away from Perl and Java and C++.
I'm curious, do you actually know Python at all? Have you used it for a
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