Re: [dev] What is bad with Python

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:31:43 +0100


On Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:31:43 +0100 Szymon Olewniczak <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently had a presentation(during local Linux User Group meeting)
> about some basic ideas Unix philosophy and suckless projects. This has led
> my attention once to the topic of programming languages and I must admit
> that I've found Python much less harmful that I had previously
> considered it to be. And when I can point out why does Perl, PHP, JS
> sucks, python is another way round. Python has precise design, the code
> is readable and what is very important it simplify many things. In
> addition it has many great libraries so why
> do not use Python at least as a prototype language. Mayby it's
> multi-paradigm aproach is the problem but what alternatives to python do you see?
> awk? Limbo? And at last what do you thing about Ruby which is quite
> similar to the python in many aspects?

I am using Python to prototype. But prototypes have to become real ap‐
plications by rewriting them in C.

Ruby is for hipsters.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Mon Mar 03 2014 - 23:31:43 CET

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