Python benefits over Cobra

Colin J. Williams cjw at ncf.ca
Tue Apr 5 13:51:21 CEST 2011


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
>
>
> http://cobra-language.com/docs/why/
>
> http://cobra-language.com/docs/python/
>
> 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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