Python and the need for speed
steve+python at pearwood.info
Tue Apr 11 22:08:01 EDT 2017
On Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:39 am, Paul Rubin wrote:
> I still do my everyday stuff in Python and I'd like to get more
> conversant with stuff like numpy, but it feels like an old-fashioned
> language these days.
"Old fashioned"? With await/async just added to the language, and type
annotations? And comprehensions and iterators?
Admittedly type annotations are mostly of interest to large projects with
many developers and a huge code base. But the rest?
Comprehensions may have been around for a decade or two in Haskell, but most
older languages don't have them. I'm pretty sure Java doesn't. Does
The whole asynchronous programming features are extremely new and "hip".
What sort of things do you consider "new-fashioned" if Python is
I'm reminded of this quote from the timbot:
In many ways, it's a dull language, borrowing solid old concepts
from many other languages & styles: boring syntax, unsurprising
semantics, few automatic coercions, etc etc. But that's one of
the things I like about it. -- Tim Peters, 16 Sep 1993
“Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.
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