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Friday March 28, 2008
02:09 PM

Magical Unrealism

[ #35999 ]

Unlike Perl or Tcl, Python is not just a scripting language with a set of ad-hoc extensions. There are still issues, and Python probably will never be a general-purpose replacement for system-native language compilers, but it does enable a smooth ramp from "just a user," through "a user who does some scripting," to "application developer."

Jeff Schwab, Re: Types, Cython, program readability

I'd really like to know which features of Python move the language out of the "just a scripting language" ghetto into the idyllic Elysian Fields of Real System Programming For Real God-like Men, 'cuz enforced indentation just ain't it.

(I'll accept the answer of ctypes, but be aware that it's just as much an ad-hoc extension as any other externally-developed feature eventually borged into the standard library. It's still something Perl should borrow from Python.)

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