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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
@J.F.Sebastian: It certainly isn't less powerful, but I disagree that it isn't more complex. My point is, having something like Scanner or scanf would make life simpler when reading simple formatted input - not saying it is impossible or even too hard to do this in Python right now.
Jun
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comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
@J.F.Sebastian: I think my answer states clearly what is lacking here. Python does not provide something as simple as scanf for reading formatted text. Where exactly is this misleading?
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awarded  Caucus
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
@limscoder: All strings are unicode by default in Java. I don't see a good reason to have separate str and unicode classes. IMHO, strings and arrays of bytes should not be represented by the same abstraction. A string class should be for storing and manipulating text - whose internal representation we don't really care about. We should not want to do things like truncate/replace/delete/insert at a specific byte within a string - we want to do this at a specific character. Its easy to forget the distinction and have your code blow up when fed non-english input.
Sep
9
comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
@wkschwartz: raw_input and 'sys.stdin' are pretty barebones. They don't support getting formatted input (e.g. something like "%d:%d:%d" % (hour, minute, sec) to read in time). So far Python does not have anything approaching the functionality of scanf(in C) or Scanner(Java).
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Pundit
Oct
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comment How I do become a better programmer as a junior developer
@Pasha writing queries is also programming (and that experience is also valuable). But just doing that and nothing else for 8 months is a bit too much IMHO - especially if that is not the kind of programming experience you want.
Oct
12
comment How I do become a better programmer as a junior developer
They are actually paying you to sit around for 8 months? Even if you are getting paid for doing nothing, this is actually time wasted. Look for a job that actually gets you some usable experience.
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awarded  Yearling
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comment C++ track or Java track in college?
-1, C++ is used for a lot more than device drivers/OS/compilers. Actually those are often coded in C rather than C++.
Jun
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comment How to explain pointers to a Java/VB programmer
+1 I think I have pretty much the same background :).
Jun
21
comment Is there a canonical book on mathematics for programmers?
Be warned, this book is definitely not for beginners.
Apr
21
comment What do you think was a poor design choice in Java?
@mathepic: And I could say "just look at Python", and then you would say "just look at C", and then I would say "just look at Ruby" and we could go on all day :). But I agree, type inference would be really nice.