10 Reason Why Python is Not The Best Programming Language Yes, Python is one of the most widely used programming languages across the globe. Yes, Python has helped businesses achieve their goals and objectives. However, on the flip side, there is another side of the story as well. There are a few aspects where the language lags and is therefore not the best coding language. In this article, we will talk about 10 reasons why Python is not the best programming language. Keep reading!
The indentation problem
The problem of static scoping
What could replace Python in the future - and when
There are a few new competitors on the market of programming languages:
- Rust offers the same kind of safety that Python has — no variable can accidentally be overwritten. But it solves the performance issue with the concept of ownership and borrowing. It is also the most-loved programming language of the last few years, according to Stack Overflow Insights.
- Go is great for beginners like Python. And it is so simple that it’s even easier to maintain the code. Fun point: Go developers are among the highest-paid programmers on the market.
- Julia is a very new language that competes head-on with Python. It fills the gap of large-scale technical computations: Usually, one would have used Python or MATLAB, and patched the whole thing up with C++ libraries, which are necessary at a large scale. Now, one can use Julia instead of juggling with two languages.
While there are other languages on the market, Rust, Go, and Julia are the ones that fix weak patches of Python. All of these languages excel in yet-to-come technologies, most notably in Artificial Intelligence. While their market share is still small, as reflected in the number of Stack Overflow tags, the trend for all of them is clear: upwards.
Given the ubiquitous popularity of Python at the moment, it will surely take half a decade, maybe even a whole, for any of these new languages to replace it.
Which of the languages it will be — Rust, Go, Julia, or a new language of the future — is hard to say at this point. But given the performance issues that are fundamental in the architecture of Python, one will inevitably take its spot.