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advantages of this language

hsn
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hello

i am currently studying this programming language it is an easy language so far.
i am asking you guys do u think it is better than c++ and java or at least what advantages you see from this language than the others.

hsn
Mar 29 '08 #1
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Smygis
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I dont want to write a realtime operatingsystemkernel in python damnit! As much as i want to write a webbsite in ASM.

Most languages has their pros and cons. What is the best is not an absolute, what you want it for is a major factor.

But for casual development. Like small apps, Webbsites and small 2d games. Python has a clear advantage. Atleast for me.
Mar 29 '08 #2

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I would agree with Smygis, any language obviously has its ups and downs. Python's strengths to me are that it's platform independent, can be written in a very human-readable manner (if you don't use too many list comprehensions/slicings) and has a very good OO model. Running tests on a given block of code is also easier in Python due to the __name__ trick. Its disadvantages to me are that threading is finicky, it's slower than a compiled langauge, and the documentation isn't as good as, say, Java.
Mar 29 '08 #3

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