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Description

What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

What is C++?

C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.

What is Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.

Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
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    Why do developers choose Rust?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Python?
    Downsides of Python?

    What are the cons of using C++?
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    What are the cons of using Rust?
    Downsides of Rust?

    Companies

    What companies use Python?
    2323 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use C++?
    160 companies on StackShare use C++
    What companies use Rust?
    26 companies on StackShare use Rust

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    80 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with C++?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with C++
    What tools integrate with Rust?
    14 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust

    What are some alternatives to Python, C++, and Rust?

    • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
    • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
    • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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