Why Python is like C++

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 21 09:42:00 CET 2013

On 21/12/2013 08:18, Dan Stromberg wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 20/12/2013 14:19, Roy Smith wrote:
>>> http://xkcd.com/1306/
>> I believe that to be a very superficial like.  They're unlike in that once
>> C++ people have compiled their code they can head down to the pub, but
>> Python people have to stay at work testing because the compiler hasn't
>> caught all potential errors.
> Python should be used with static analysis (EG pylint), IMO, for
> reliability.  Python should also be used, IMO, with a good set of
> automated unit, integration and system tests.

I use the Pydev plugin for Eclipse and have Pylint turned on so that it 
automatically checks my code as I type, just awesome.  To me your second 
sentence above goes without saying.  And add in anything that can help 
improve quality.  This recipe 
only went up yesterday, haven't checked it out in detail but the idea 
seems impressive.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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