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comment Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?
You'd just use semis for a lot of it I guess. I think you can use braces in Python too, but you need to import some library to do it. I remember seeing that some place.
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comment Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?
@MichaelT: You wrote "there is no technical design issue with javascript that makes it inappropriate for being a client side language". You mean Python not JS??
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comment Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?
Very good points. You're right of course, and know a bit more about this than I do. I'll add an update...
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comment Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?
I only meant that using Python in webpages could be done by compiling it to JS and that this wouldn't be too slow. I see what you're saying, it could do more than increase page load times if the compiled code was less efficient than hand-coded JS. You're right there. I was just assuming the compiler does a good job. If you look at CoffeeScript, once compiled, it is often much better JS than most hand-written stuff in practice. I've heard it said that C compilers produce better machine code than assembly programmers, again in practice. Your point is perfectly valid though.
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