Posted Dec 11, 2008 15:51 UTC (Thu) by Ze
In reply to: Language wars
Parent article: Interview: Vernor Vinge
Sorry, but Python, in this context, is a motorcycle. It's more fun than a semi truck, and more versatile, but as handy as it is, Python does not now, and never will, carry industrial freight. Yes, a dirt bike could pull a trailer, but not well, and attaching a trailer misses the point of the dirt bike. Incidentally, Lisp is an ornithopter.
See I'd be inclined to call Python the scooter (and not a motor scooter :p).
I think most of the advantages of python have very little to do with the language and more with the API , that and some people seem to like lazy typing. I don't really find it any easier. I do look forward to the keyword auto in c++0x to take over where the type can be inferred.
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