Getting Python Accepted in my Organisation
bonono at gmail.com
bonono at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 18:01:01 CET 2005
But when we talk about organisation(and convincing sometimes not on
merit sake), banner name helps. I was once in organisation where The
MS/Intel/IBM combination is a sure thing because even if there is
anything went wrong, it wouldn't be the reason for scrutiny comparing
with say using a machine with AMD inside.
Alex Martelli wrote:
> bonono at gmail.com <bonono at gmail.com> wrote:
> > How about, Google use python extensively ? This I believe is a very
> > strong argument for any concern about python.
> I must admit to feeling very good when I read this kind of comment (it
> IS nice to see one's employer held up as a good example -- and, I WAS
> hired at Google in good part based on my Python skills, and authorship
> of the "Python in a Nutshell" book, which is among our standards books
> for new hires). However, let me play devil's advocate: the mix of
> software that Google develops, considering what we offer to the public
> and some reasonable speculation about the infrastructure that must be
> behind those offers, is clearly heavily slanted towards _networking_.
> So, our use cannot necessarily be "concern-allaying" for a firm which
> (say) doesn't care about networking, but rather wants to program games,
> or traditional business applications, or personal/group productivity
> apps, or ... But fortunately there are plenty of "success stories" in
> each and every one of these fields.
> For example, for games, Civilization IV is being developed mostly in
> Python (with C++ for some low levels, and BoostPython as "glue"); other
> Python success stories show it used in payroll applications (the hugely
> successful PayThyme), productivity ones (OSAF's Chandler), etc, etc.
> Look around the web for "Python success stories" and you may find many
> other examples in as huge a variety of fields as one might wish.
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