What are your opinions on .NET Core vs Python?

Nathan Ernst nathan.ernst at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 20:52:06 EST 2017

I mostly agree with this

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 7:18 PM, Joseph L. Casale <jcasale at activenetwerx.com
> wrote:

> > C# hardly seems any better than Java to me as far as a language goes.
> Which sounds pretty good to me, they are both high performance, mature
> and rich languages.
> > Being forced into working with classes even when they are not
> > appropriate is jarring.
> And 100% irrelevant, it doesn't prevent you from doing anything you
> otherwise could without.
> > Because everything is forced into a class, one
> > often ends up with very long classes in C#, spanning more than one file!
> Sorry, sounds like you need to learn SOLID, none of my classes
> have ever taken this form.
There is no reason you cannot introduce a static class with pure static
members (i.e. the Math class in System). A static class effectively becomes
another namespace in C++ parlance. I'll admit the syntax is a bit odd, and
enforces you, at a minimum to use the outer name a as a qualifier, but it's
effectively the same effect.

> >  Makes the code much harder to follow from a human point of view. After
> > working in C# I very much appreciate Python's explicit self requirement
> > for accessing local instance variables.
> So, prefix them with "this." and they will look the same?
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self vs this, and you might start a language holy war. Of course "self" is
the preferred to refer to an instance, just by python convention. Whether I
agree with or not, I've seen "this" used to refer to instances where it is
ambiguous in Python parlance between a "self" instance or a class instance
- those instances are a bit weird, but there are rare occasions you do want
to override class variables where this makes sense (they should be rare -
because it's generally very hard to follow).

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