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Difference between Python and C++

by | Dec 21, 2020 | Python

Introduction

We are somewhat familiar with Python and C++. But when it comes to choosing between the two we are often confused. Although both languages are very different from each other in terms of syntax, uses and programming approach. Here we will discuss about the two languages Python and C++ and understands the area of uses.

Python is much more beginner-friendly compared to C++ because of its ease of syntax which is similar to the English language.
Whereas, C++ has strict syntax rules and implementation which makes it complex.

Python

Python is a high-level, object-oriented and interpreted programing language introduced by Guido Van Rossum in 1991. The introduction of various libraries made the language easy to understand and implement in the programming world. It creates a clear, interactive projects with less number of lines of code. When it comes to today’s advancement python has done a remarkable improvement to go with the including AI, machine learning, and data science.

C++

C++ is a high-level, object-oriented programming language introduced by Bjarne Stroustrup which supports procedural programming.  It is basically “C with Classes “and usually involved in the large and complex systems. As we have seen Python advancements with latest technologies, C++ is close to the hardware implementation. We have seen implementation of C++ in smartwatches, IoT sensors, embedded machines, game developments and many more.

Difference between Python and C++

Key ComparisonPythonC++
SyntaxEasy syntax compared to other languages.Comparatively difficult due to many pre-defined syntaxes and structures.
Lines of CodeFewer lines of code.Large lines of code.
Garbage CollectionSupports garbage collection.Does not support garbage collection.
CompilationUses Interpreter.Pre-compiled.
Rapid prototypingDue to small size of code rapid prototyping is possible.Due to large size of code rapid prototyping is not possible.
NatureDynamicStatic
SpeedSlow due to interpreter.Fast

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