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Agreed: On the one hand, the anecdotes in this article are not structured in such a way that allows one to say that it must be the language difference, rather than people issues, that accounts for the difference in outcome. They present less of a conundrum if you don't assume the former.

On the other hand, C++ seems to be strictly more complex than Python, and if so, it would not be surprising for there to be cases where the latter can be applied more quickly.

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