Python vs. Swift vs. Rust



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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 Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
Why do you like Python?

Why do developers choose Swift?
Why do you like Swift?

Why do developers choose Rust?
Why do you like Rust?

Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use Python?
3229 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Swift?
1093 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Rust?
42 companies on StackShare use Rust

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with Rust?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust

What are some alternatives to Python, Swift, 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

See all alternatives to Python

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