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Python vs. Scala vs. C++

Python Scala C++
Python Scala ANSI/ISO C++
Preference 43% votes 42% votes 15% votes
Website www.​python.​org www.​scala-lang.​org www.​open-std.​org/​jtc1/​sc22/​wg21/​
License ?
Unicode Yes Yes Yes
Script language Yes Yes No
Interpreter Yes Yes No
Description Python is both object-oriented and functional. It blends a number of modern language features, while maintaining close compatibility with C/C++. Scala is a programming language. It is both object-oriented (think inheritance, methods, ...) and functional (think closures). It blends a number of modern language features, while maintaining close compatibility with Java. Multi-paradigm native compiled language
Tag OOP, Multi-paradigm OOP, True Functional, Multi-paradigm Multi-paradigm, Object Oriented, procedural, Meta, Closure
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes Conditional
Operating system
Programming language
Multilingual content Conditional ? ?
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes ?
Target audience
Difficulty level
Version number 3.4.0 2.10.3 C++11
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes ?
Machine Code Generation Yes No Yes
Release Date December 1989 2003 1983
Documentation level ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆
Code Generation Yes Yes Conditional
Dynamic typing Yes No Yes
Programming paradigm
Comments Yes ? Yes
Scripting language support
Free to use Yes Yes Yes
Backend ?
Active Yes Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes ? Yes
Community Driven Good Good Good
HTML syntax Yes ? No
WSDL Yes Yes ?
Reliability ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
API Excellent Good Good
Compiled language Yes Yes Yes
Embeddable Yes ? ?
Open Architecture Yes ? ?
Compiler No Yes Yes
API comprehensibility ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Jobs Oportunities ★★★★☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Implementation flexibility 8% votes 33% votes 33% votes
Out-of-the-box functionality 21% votes 21% votes 33% votes
Realtime No ? ?
Community feedback ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆
Ease of use ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Free for commercial use Yes Yes Yes
Duck typing Yes Yes Yes
Easy of Use Yes No Yes
JVM Yes Yes No
CLR Yes No Yes
Open Source Yes Yes Yes
Nested Comments Yes No Yes
Type inference No Yes Yes
Events Support Yes ? ?
Lambda Expressions Yes Yes Yes
Properties Yes Yes Yes
Partial Classes Yes Yes Yes
Unsafe code support Yes No Yes
Safe casting Yes Yes Yes
Runtime dynamic types Yes Yes No
Closures Yes Yes Yes
iOS Development Support Yes Yes Yes
Native asynchronous operators await/async Yes Yes No
Perfomance ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
I like it Yes Yes Yes
Debug Mode Yes Yes ?
Static Typing No Yes Yes
Symbols No Yes Yes
Makes you angry No No ?
Easy to Learn Yes Yes Yes
Creates a slew of inefficient Javascript No ? ?
Extensibility Yes ? ?
Unit Testing Yes Yes ?
Ajax Yes ? ?
Macro System No Yes Yes
Higher Kinded Types Yes Yes Yes
Pattern Matching Yes Yes Yes
Operating system server ?
Package Manager Yes Yes ?
Easy Setup Yes Yes ?
Jquery Yes ? ?
Vertically Scalable Yes ? ?
Used By Well-known Companies Yes ? ?
Awesomeness Yes ? ?
Latest Standard ? 20ᵗʰ August 2013 2011
Source Repository ? ?
Language Integrated Query ? Yes Yes
Value types creation ? Yes Yes
Compiler Plugin Architecture ? Yes No
Total Crap ? No ?
Flux Capacitor ? ? Yes
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