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OT: Python v Java (was: A method of generating "flavored" words)

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Sunday, August 6, 2006, 20:34
--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:

> On 8/5/06, Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote: > > --- Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...> wrote: > > > Got a script, say in Python? > > I was thinking of writing it in Java since that would run on any platform. > > > Uhm, Python also runs on any platform. As do Perl, Ruby, JavaScript, > TCL . . . pretty much any of the higher-level "scripting" languages > are cross-platform. Java tries to be a system language, what with the > strong typing and the explicit compile step and stuff, so for it, the > fact that you can compile once and run anywhere is a selling point. > But for languages like Python et al, it's just part and parcel of > their nature. > > > -- > Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> >
I guess I forgot to mention my most important reason for using Java rather than Python. I know Java but I don't know Python. I could also write it as a server side php script and put the various flavor databases in MySQL. --gary


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>