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What can Phyton Really do?

Posted by SonnyZA (SonnyZA), 31 December 2004
Hello ppl,  

At the moment I am trying to learn Phyton. I would just like to ask a question or three please.

1) For what programming is Phyton used the most?
2) What can I create in Phyton?
3) Is Phyton easier than Java?

I would also like to wish everyone a prosperous and Blessed New Year.  

Thanking You

SonnyZA



Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 31 December 2004
on 12/31/04 at 08:25:46, SonnyZA wrote:
1) For what programming is Phyton used the most?

The following (taken from the first pages of our Python course) may give your someting of an answer to this:

There are a lot of languages out there, so why choose Python against Java or PHP or Perl or C or...?

Python is a superb object oriented language that makes it ideal for large projects where coding is going to be shared between a number of people, and typically you?ll be talking about a suite of applications rather than a single program.

Arguably, Object Oriented programming is harder to learn but more efficient to write, alter and maintain in the longer run for larger projects. Typically, the staff involved in writing your Python programs will be computer professionals rather than people who spend only a few percent of their time programming.

There is no complex compile and load cycle with Python, so it?s ideal for scientific experimental work (and prototyping) where the code will be changed frequently. And if you produce a superb prototype, you?ll often find that there is no need to then rewrite your application into C / C++ / C# / Java / some other language ? the prototype will become the production code!

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2) What can I create in Phyton?


You are limited only by your imagination.

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3) Is Phyton easier than Java?


Yes.

OK ... usually it is, but there are some applications that Java is better suited to.  They're the huge applications with big programmer teams and where there's a need to keep everything in with the rules, classes private, etc.



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