Python benefits over Cobra

Boris FELD lothiraldan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 15:01:47 CEST 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.

FELD Boris

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
>>
>>
>> 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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