[Israel.pm] A bit about Python

Jason Elbaum jason.elbaum at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 00:26:04 PST 2009


> they (the python world) hate mini-languages, and prefer objects with a
> lot of methods.

Python is to Perl as Java is to C++.

Like C++, Perl is a multiparadigm language; features a complex legacy
syntax which is difficult to parse; prefers to empower the programmer
at the risk of sometimes fragile and even dangerous constructs; and is
designed to support systems-level tasks (at different levels of the
system, but still).

Like Java, Python is a single-paradigm language in which everything is
an object with a class; features a relatively clean syntax designed in
part for good tool support; prefers to restrict the programmer's
freedom in the name of safety and clarity; and doesn't mind if you use
a different language for writing device drivers or system
administration scripts.

Any other questions?

:-)

Jason Elbaum


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