Looking for a dream language: sounds like Python to me.

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jul 27 11:00:12 EDT 2009

[corrected top posting]

Mohammad Tayseer wrote:
>> *From:* Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
>> *To:* python-list at python.org
>> *Sent:* Monday, July 27, 2009 11:18:20 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: Looking for a dream language: sounds like Python to me.
>>  >>>>> Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com <mailto:dotancohen at gmail.com>> 
>> (DC) wrote:
>>  >DC> Referring to this article:
>> http://math-blog.com/2009/07/20/complex-algorithm-research-and-development-harder-than-many-think/
>>  >DC> The author, who is specifically looking for math-related 
>> functions, writes:
>>  >DC> """
>>  >DC> The dream algorithm R&D tool would be similar to Matlab or Mathematica
>>  >DC> but could be compiled to fast, efficient binaries similar to ANSI C
>>  >DC> and would be available for all platforms. An integrated GUI builder
>>  >DC> similar to Visual Basic and integrated network support would be
>>  >DC> helpful.
>>  >DC> """
>>  >DC> It looks to me like he is looking for Python.
>> No fast, efficient binaries yet, and no integrated GUI builder.
>> -- 
>> Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl <mailto:piet at cs.uu.nl>>
>> URL: http://pietvanoostrum.com [PGP 8DAE142BE17999C4]
>> Private email: piet at vanoostrum.org <mailto:piet at vanoostrum.org>
>> -- 
>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
 > You can generate binaries using py2exe, and you can create UI using
 > Tkinter (which is very easy) or wxPython (which have GUI builders)
 > Mohammad Tayseer
 > http://spellcoder.com/blogs/tayseer

Creating binaries is not the same as creating /fast, efficient/ 
binaries.  Py2Exe bundles it all together, but does not make it any faster.


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