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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
XDC2012: Programming languages for X application development
Posted Oct 4, 2012 10:19 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
Then again, calling for application development in high-level languages is not something new in 2012. Python and Qt have been a great option for developing gui apps since 1999 at least, that's thirteen years ago. And it's used today, used for big, commercial applications like Nuke.
Personally, I've found very little difference in developer productivity between Qt/C++ and Python + Qt. Using QML does increase productivity quite a bit. Writing a gui application in Java is a horrible experience -- but I have to admit that my knowledge is not current anymore, I stopped doing that six or seven years ago.
I have the feeling that Bart Massey is maybe a bit too much out of touch with developments in the past decade to present on this topic.
Posted Oct 6, 2012 5:09 UTC (Sat) by lamawithonel (subscriber, #86149)
Posted Oct 6, 2012 12:32 UTC (Sat) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
$ sloccount amarok-2.6.0/
Totals grouped by language (dominant language first):
cpp: 213236 (98.15%)
ansic: 2595 (1.19%)
xml: 1267 (0.58%)
ruby: 62 (0.03%)
python: 54 (0.02%)
perl: 27 (0.01%)
sh: 10 (0.00%)
Posted Oct 4, 2012 23:16 UTC (Thu) by dashesy (subscriber, #74652)
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