More about python. Its features, advantages and limitations.
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FEATURES OF PYTHON
Python is an interactive, interpreted language with simple syntax. It has become an increasingly popular because of its salient features which are listed below:
-> Python is interpreted, interactive, directly executed, with pre-compiled code. This means that it is processed at runtime by the interpreter and we need not comile the program before executing it.
-> It is a loosely typed Object-Oriented Programming Language with few keywords (reserved words) and simple English-like structure, and is easy to learn.
-> It is a free open-source and portable language having a large repository of libraries.
-> It takes less time to develop as Python programs are typically 3-5 times shorter than equivalent Java programs. This is because of its built-in high-level data types and its dynamic typing.
-> It is extensible/extendable and highly efficient as there is no wastage of time in declaring the types of variables or arguments.
-> It supports GUI (Graphical User Interface) and Garbage collection (better memory management).
-> It is easily compatible with other languages like C, C++, Core, Java, etc.
-> Python is used for both scientific and non-scientific programming.
ADVANTAGES OF PYTHON
Apart from the above salient features, Python offers the following advantages:
(a) Platform-Independent: It is platform-independent and can run across like Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X and other operating systems.
(b) Readability: Python programs use clear, simple, concise and English-like instructions that are easy to read and understand even by non-programmers or people with no substantial programming background.
(c) Object-Oriented Programming Language: It is an interactive, interpreted and Object-Oriented Programming Language.
(d) Higher Productivity: Since Python is a simple language with small codes and extensive libraries, it offers higher productivity to programmers than languages like C++ and Java.So, you write less and get more done.
(e) Less Learning Time: Because of a simple and shorter code, lesser time is required to understand and learn Python programming.
(f) GUI Programming: Python supports GUI applications that can be created and ported to many system calls, libraries and windows system such as Windows MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class Library), Macintosh and the X Window system of Unix.
(g) Ample Availability of Libraries: It provides large standard libraries to solve a task.
(h) Syntax Highlighting: It allows to distinguish between input, output, and error messages by different colour codes.
LIMITATIONS OF PYTHON
Apart from several advantages that Python offers which make it one of the most popular programming languages, it has a few limitations as well.
(a) Speed: Python is slower than C or C++. However, Python is a high-level language unlike C or C++; it's not closer to hardware.
(b) Mobile Development: Python is not a very good language for mobile development. It is seen as a weak language for mobile computing. This is the reason very few mobile applications are built in it.
(c) Memory Consumption: Python is not a good choice for memory-intensive tasks. Due to the flexibility of the data types, Python's memory consumption is also high.
(d) Database Access: Python has limitations with database access. As compared to popular technologies like JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) and ODBC (Open Database Connectivity), Python's database access layer is found to be a bit underdeveloped and primitive. It cannot be applied in the enterprises that need smooth interaction of complex legacy data.
(e) Runtime Errors: Python programmers have cited several issues with the design of the language. Because the language is dynamically typed, it requires more testing and has errors that only show up at runtime.
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