On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:26:19 -0400, Kevin Walzer wrote:Incorrect.
> On 9/25/12 4:15 AM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I though this might be of interest.
> Interesting article, but the comments of those who say "the only
IronPython in C#. Jython is written in Java. CLPython is written in Lisp.
Some of those Python compilers are obsolete, unmaintained or
> I'm learning Perl. Python could *not* handle all the domains I target in
> my projects.
drivers, operating system kernels) Python probably *could*, even if it
doesn't *yet*. PyPy now allows you to write real-time video processing
filters in pure Python:
And if performance was irrelevant, you could even write an operating
Given a sufficiently smart compiler, and sufficiently powerful libraries,
But of course, in practice languages differ in their power and
> For instance: if I want to access Mac-native functionalityThat "isn't currently available" part is precisely what I'm talking
> via Tkinter that isn't currently available in the library,
about. Just because it's not available now doesn't mean it can't be made
> I can understand loving the language and wanting to work just in theI see your smiley, but that is factually incorrect. Not all compilers or
> language, but it's another thing entirely to call Python the One
> Language to Rule Them All. (That's C, because all other languages are
> implemented in it. :-) )
interpreters are written in C. Many languages are self-hosted, that is,
they are written in themselves, using some clever bootstrapping
techniques. C is neither the most powerful, the oldest, the best, or the
most fundamental language around.
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