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Re: [Axiom-developer] domains with parameters versus Python classes

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] domains with parameters versus Python classes
Date: 30 Mar 2007 15:24:13 -0500

"Ondrej Certik" <address@hidden> writes:

| > I'm sorry to say but in my experience, I don't see Python, Ruby, C#
| > being higher level than C++.  The thing that distinguishes Aldor
| > from C++ is dependent types.  Apart from that, I don't see much difference
| > that would make me qualify Aldor as higher level than C++.
| >
| > Notice that I'm specifically talking of C++, not an imaginary C/C++.
| Well, at least Python and Ruby are much higher level than C++ (there
| are lists, dictionaries, garbage collector, no pointers, it's dynamic,
| etc.). And also many times slower.

I don't know which C++ you're talking about, but the one that I use on
daily basis and work on has lists (std::list), dictionaries (std::map, 
std::multimap, etc.), has many garbage collectors as libraries with 
a popular one freely available from Hans Boehm's web site -- industrial
strengh.  You don't have to use pointers in C++ if you don't need to.
Many  languages claim they don't have pointers, but represent
everything as pointers.  You can have everything dynamic in C++ if
that really is hat you want.  And, by the way it has a library for
easly interfacing with Python -- check out Boost.Python from Boost.

Let's our ignorance not interfer with reality.

-- Gaby

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