Avani (avani) wrote,
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Language Musing

I spend a lot of my time these days hacking together code in Python. In PLs this semester, I've thought time and time again "but, this would be so easy in Python!". There are probably many apps I just never think about now that I'm tied to a domain, but I had a hard time finding cases where I didn't want Python (or I did, and then thought "but, wait, we could do _this_!"). So, I ask you good reader, can you help me come up with a set of applications for which Python is not TheAnswer?

What I have so far:

  • GUIs ... They're possible, but clunky (at least using tkinter and wx). jython helps this.

  • Code that needs to run really really fast / on very low end hardware; i.e. C / Assembler domain

  • Some math processing is kinda cumbersome. However, I feel like I'm grasping at straws mentioning it.

  • Parellel code? I have no idea how python stacks up in this domain.
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