Python vs Rust: Which is Better?

When there are so many different languages out there to choose from, how do you determine which is going to be the best fit for your project? Take Python and Rust, for example—they have a lot in common when it comes to how APIs should function, but that's where many of the similarities end. One is an interpreted language, while the other is compiled, and the principles underlying them are completely different. You'll find loyal adopters on both sides that swear that one is better than the other.

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