Did I make a mistake in picking C++? I know it sounds like I'm dithering between languages, but coming to it from something as luxurious as Python makes C++ seem really... what's the word I'm looking for... Aspergery?
In any case, the development timeframe for this thing is such that I don't think I can become proficient enough in C++ quickly enough to make effective use of it. But fast-enough Python code relies on either using an out-of-date library (Psyco ceased development with Python 2.6) or a special interpreter which is probably not compatible with the breadth of Python modules I require (pypy). Further, packaging Python into executables seems to be generally hacky.
I just want to code in peace, and I can't seem to write anything right the first try in C++. Someone in comments a while back suggested Java. Maybe I should consider that.