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Scala vs. Python vs. C++

Scala Python C++
Scala Python ANSI/ISO C++
Preference 42% votes 40% votes 18% votes
Website www.​scala-lang.​org www.​python.​org www.​open-std.​org/​jtc1/​sc22/​wg21/​
License ?
Unicode Yes Yes Yes
Script language Yes Yes No
Interpreter Yes No No
Description 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. Python is both object-oriented and functional. It blends a number of modern language features, while maintaining close compatibility with C/C++. Multi-paradigm native compiled language
Tag OOP, True Functional, Multi-paradigm OOP, Multi-paradigm Multi-paradigm, Object Oriented, procedural, Meta, Closure
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes Conditional
Operating system
Programming language
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes ?
Target audience
Difficulty level
Version number 2.10.3 3.4.0 C++11
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes ?
Machine Code Generation No Yes Yes
Release Date 2003 December 1989 1983
Documentation level ★★★☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Code Generation Yes Yes Conditional
Dynamic typing No Yes Yes
Programming paradigm
Scripting language support
Free to use Yes Yes Yes
Backend ?
Active Yes Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes Yes
Creation Date 2003 ? ?
Community Driven Good Good Good
HTML syntax Yes Yes No
WSDL Yes Yes ?
REPL Yes Yes No
Reliability ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
API Good Excellent Good
Compiled language Yes No Yes
Compiler Yes No Yes
API comprehensibility ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆
Jobs Oportunities ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆
Implementation flexibility 33% votes 33% votes 33% votes
Out-of-the-box functionality 21% votes 46% votes 33% votes
Control structures Yes Yes Yes
Community feedback ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆
Ease of use ★★★☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆
Free for commercial use Yes Yes Yes
Duck typing No Yes Yes
Easy of Use No Yes Yes
Latest Standard 20ᵗʰ August 2013 17ᵗʰ March 2014 2011
JVM Yes Yes No
CLR No Yes Yes
Open Source Yes Yes Yes
Source Repository ? ?
Nested Comments No Yes Yes
Type inference Yes ? Yes
Maven support Yes No ?
Lambda Expressions Yes Yes Yes
Language Integrated Query Yes ? Yes
Properties Yes Yes Yes
Partial Classes Yes Yes Yes
Unsafe code support No Yes Yes
Value types creation Yes ? Yes
Safe casting Yes Yes Yes
Runtime Generic Support Yes Yes ?
Runtime dynamic types Yes Yes No
Closures Yes Yes Yes
iOS Development Support Yes No Yes
Native asynchronous operators await/async No Yes No
Perfomance ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
I like it Yes Yes Yes
Debug Mode Yes Yes ?
Static Typing Yes No Yes
Autocomplete Code Yes Yes ?
Symbols Yes No Yes
Makes you angry No No Yes
Easy to Learn Yes Yes Yes
Unit Testing Yes Yes ?
Macro System Yes No Yes
Higher Kinded Types Yes Yes Yes
Pattern Matching Yes Yes Yes
Compiler Plugin Architecture Yes ? No
Operating system server
Package Manager Yes Yes ?
Easy Setup Yes Yes ?
JIT Compiler Yes ? ?
Sexy No ? ?
Multilingual content ? Conditional ?
Multiple projects ? Yes ?
Standard compliance ? Yes ?
3D Screen ? No ?
Comments ? Yes Yes
Embeddable ? Yes ?
Open Architecture ? Yes ?
Realtime ? No ?
Websocket Support ? Yes ?
Events Support ? Yes ?
Creates a slew of inefficient Javascript ? No No
Extensibility ? Yes ?
Ajax ? Yes ?
Jquery ? Yes ?
Vertically Scalable ? Yes ?
Framework specific vocabulary ? Yes ?
Will get you a job ? Yes ?
Ability to link to external programs and systems ? Yes ?
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