Re: Every opportunity taken (Was: Does anyone know how to configure a Brother MFC...)
On 15/03/16 07:45, deloptes wrote:
I see recently more python code written than real C/C++.
So what? Most programs *shouldn't* be written in C or C++, and I say
this as someone who loves C and C++ and reaches for one of them by
default as the language for solving computing problems. (Unless they
involve substantial quantities of text manipulation, in which case I
reach for Perl because neither C nor C++ have even *remotely*
satisfactory capabilities in that regard.)
There are specific circumstances in which a low/medium-level systems
programming language like C or C++ is the right choice for implementing
solutions to a computing problem. I submit that *most* programs are not
subject to those circumstances, and thus there are better languages for
implementing most programs.
Python is probably the right language less often than people use it, but
for most jobs people do with it, C or C++ would be just as wrong a
choice, if not more so.