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Hum
by Melicerte on Mon 1st Mar 2010 14:39 UTC
Melicerte
Member since:
2006-08-29

[quote]The programming language aims to combine the speed of Python with the robustness of C++[/quote]
This guy, Juan Carlos Perez, does not know what he is talking about. He is not even able to duplicate correctly what he reads somewhere else.
The speed of Python is not the speed of working with Python.

There is nothing in this article. Move along, please.

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RE: Hum
by ssokolow on Mon 1st Mar 2010 16:55 in reply to "Hum"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

I actually found that [mis]quote amusing.

Speed of Python and the robustness of C++?

Is that anything like the type-safety of assembler combined with the raw performance of QBasic?

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RE[2]: Hum
by Timmmm on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 18:56 in reply to "RE: Hum"
Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

Well yes, speed of python is a bit of a joke, but C++ isn't exactly un-robust. It has many robustness features not found in Python, e.g. compile-time linking, const-correctness and static typing. I'd take those over 'safe' segfaults any day.

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