Why Python is like C++

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 21 09:22:35 CET 2013

On 21/12/2013 08:09, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Mark Lawrence 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.
> But it takes so much longer for the C++ people to
> write their program in the first place, that the
> Python people often get to the pub first anyway.
> And even if they don't get to the pub at all, they
> enjoy what they're doing so much that they don't
> care.

Having thought about this for all of 2ns I've come to the startling 
conclusion that I entirely agree with you.  I'm very biased though, 
suffering extremely badly from both C++phobia and Javaphobia.

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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