Python benefits over Cobra
lothiraldan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 09:01:47 EDT 2011
Cobra seems interessant, open-source, but the dependance on Mono and
.Net annoy me a bit.
Otherwise, cobra have good ideas, a syntax similar to python.
One thing i really love is the "How-To" and the "Samples" pages on
it's website, i think it's a very good thing for beginners.
2011/4/5 Colin J. Williams <cjw at ncf.ca>:
> On 05-Apr-11 06:22 AM, Brendan Simon (eTRIX) wrote:
>> I just came across the Cobra language, which appears to be heavily
>> influenced by Python (and other languages). The pitch sounds great. It's
>> supposed to have:
>> 1. Quick, expressive coding
>> 2. Fast execution
>> 3. Static and dynamic binding
>> 4. Language level support for quality
>> I was wondering what advantages Python has over Cobra. I know it's
>> probably a difficult question to answer and depends on specific
>> requirements. All I can think of is:
>> * Maturity of language
>> o Robust and tested.
>> o availability of modules (standard and built-in).
>> o large community support (commercial and non-commercial).
>> * No dependence of .NET/Mono
>> o I don't know if this is an pro or con as I don't know .NET.
>> Presumably the maturity argument would be less significant over time.
>> I'm not sure about the .NET/Mono framework, whether that is good or bad.
>> Sounds good in some situations at least.
>> Any other arguments where Python has benefits over Cobra ??
>> Cheers, Brendan.
> Two questions:
> 1. Is Cobra Open Source?
> 2. The blog ended on October, did he run out of steam?
> I liked the '.', in place of '.self', but that's been rejected for Python.
> Colin W.
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