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Difference between Python and Swift

  • Last Updated : 22 Jul, 2021

1. Python :
Python is a popular, general purpose and object-oriented programming language which was designed by Guido Van Rossum in 1991 and further expanded by the Python software foundation. It is a very easy language with simple syntaxes designed which reduces the cost and speeds up the coder’s workflow.

Companies which uses Python are Google, Netflix, Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, and more.

Advantages of Python :

  • Simple code and readability
  • Both object-oriented and procedural language
  • Extensible and Open source
  • Portable and library support

Disadvantages of Python :

  • Certain design restrictions
  • High memory consumption
  • Unreal for mobile development

2. Swift :
Swift is a general purpose, compiled programming language which was introduced in the year 2014 for modern approach to software design patterns by Apple Inc. like macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and beyond. The syntax of Swift language is concise and expressive.It builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without any compatibility constraints.

Companies which uses Swift are Uber, Slack, Robinhood, Lyft and more.

Advantages of Swift :

  • Easy to learn and simple syntax
  • Open source
  • Good memory management
  • Interoperable

Disadvantages of Swift :

  • Limited community support
  • Few native libraries
  • Compatibility problem

Difference between Python and Swift :




01.Python is a popular, general purpose and object oriented programming language.Swift is a general purpose, powerful and compiled programming language.
02.Python language was developed by Guido Van Rossum in 1991 and further expanded by the Python software foundation.Swift language development was started by Chris Lattner and team in 2010 and further developed by Apple Inc.
03.It first released on February 20, 1991.It first released on June 2, 2014.
04.It is slower as compared to Swift Language.It is faster as compared to Python Language.
05.Python is primarily used for back end development.Swift is primarily used for developing software for the Apple ecosystem.
06.Demand of python developer is more as compared to Swift developer.Demand of Swift developer is less as compared to Python developer.
07.Django, Pycharm, Sentry, CircleCL, Flask, Datadog etc. are the integrated tools.Airbrake, Imgix, Sonatype Nexus, Cocoa Touch(ios) etc. are the integrated tools.
08.Java, JavaScript, Anaconda, PHP, R Language, Scala, Perl, and  Ruby etc. are the supported programming language.Python, JavaScript, C (Programming Language), C++, Ruby, C#, Go, Rust etc. are the supported programming language.
09.Google, Netflix, Dropbox, Facebook etc. are some of the popular companies which uses Python language. Uber Technologies, Slack, Robinhood, Delivery Hero SE, Lyft etc. are some of the popular companies which uses Swift language.


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