At 11:36 AM 4/10/2008 -0400, Stanley A. Klein wrote:
The reason I say that the natural use case for Python is closest to Linux/Unix is that Python is FOSS and its natural approaches encourage dependencies that are not hidden from the user. It is natural in Unix/Linux to install dependencies that are not compiled in as part of a monolithic application and are not bundled with the OS.
It's natural for sysadmins... not application developers. Application developers can't rely on system packagers and sysadmins to ship their applications as packages for the OS, *even if* the application *and* the OS are open source. All that's necessary for there to be issues, is that the application and some of its dependencies be in active development.
So, all this chatter about what's natural for a given OS is just more provincialism -- i.e., believing that the way things are in one village is The One True Way That Everyone Should Follow.
Meanwhile, the real-life use cases exist, and they won't be argued out of existence, any more than the people in other countries cease to exist because they're past the edge of the flat earth. :)