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Musing on Programming Languages

August 28, 2004 Written by Charles Cook

From an Advogato diary entry by Xavier Noria:

I have been using Python almost on a daily basis for seven months now, mainly due to the fact that we are writing an application in Jython at work. After it, I think I can make an objective remark about something I feel using the language. I would like to find the exact words, but I see an excellent balance between conciseness and density, and a feeling of having a relaxed concentration while programming, which is not only pleasant but I am sure it has several positive implications.

I was thinking along similar lines while doing some coding in C# yesterday, realizing how pleasant and productive it felt compared to working in C++. Once IronPython becomes usable I'd like to something substantial with Python and see whether it has a similar relationship to C#.