[Python-3000] [Python-Dev] New proposition for Python3 bytes filename issue
James Y Knight
foom at fuhm.net
Wed Oct 1 00:36:23 CEST 2008
On Sep 30, 2008, at 6:21 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> IOW, Java hasn't solved the problem in the last 10 years.
Java is already really bad at being a small little language to write
cooperating tools in. I'd never even attempt to write a little
pipeline filter in Java -- I've already pretty much learned to expect
Java applications to be in their own world, so I'd hardly find it
surprising if a Java app could only read files it wrote itself,
nevermind files in odd encodings.
Python, on the other hand, is an awesome tool for writing small little
scripts that interact well with the surrounding environment, Just The
Way It Is, without trying to layer so much abstraction upon it so that
you lose functionality. Moving away from that would be unfortunate.
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