[Tutor] Shelve del not reducing file size
kent37 at tds.net
Fri Jul 27 15:10:44 CEST 2007
If it's any solace, there is a small minority of Python users who agree
with you. There *are* rough edges in the library modules and the library
docs. The great majority of Python users seem to find them good enough
and are pleased and amazed at what you can do with the batteries
included. A minority find the warts, omissions and inconsistencies to be
very frustrating, and not because they (the users) are dumb. IIRC some
prominent carpers on comp.lang.python are Kay Schluehr, Paul Rubin and
I'm curious, what is plan B? Do you have something better than Python to
try? I guess the above-named people are still with Python because the
benefits outweigh the warts.
Barton David wrote:
> But the more I explore the standard library and third party modules, the
> more I run into trouble: a chaotic library structure that seems to
> conceal capabilities rather than promote them, similar modules that
> don't work in similar ways, a whole new level of opaque programming
> lingo that makes me feel excluded, behaviours that I don't understand,
> don't want, and that I can't find documentation to explain, and so on.
> I guess it's not Python's fault: I'm guess I'm just too stupid. But I'm
> just getting really disenchanted. Sorry.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent Johnson [mailto:kent37 at tds.net]
> Sent: 27 July 2007 13:07
> To: Barton David
> Cc: tutor at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Tutor] Shelve del not reducing file size
> Barton David wrote:
>> *sigh* I'm really going off Python.
> In what way is it Python's fault that the dbm database doesn't reclaim
> disk space?
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