On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 3:04 AM, Brian Curtin
Donald mentioned one earlier: command line utilities. I want a single CLI I can deploy to my customers that doesn't make them have to install Python or even know it's Python at all. My users write code in all types of languages on all OSes, but I should be able to produce one thing that they can all use. Donald himself initiated the CLI in particular I'm talking about, but Go is picking up steam here as we have other utilities that quickly solved the "write one thing, every user can run it immediately, no one knows/cares what it's written in"
Unix-like systems have this courtesy of the shebang, so as long as there's some sort of Python installed, people don't need to know or care that /usr/local/bin/mailmail is implemented in Python. Maybe the solution is to push for Windows to always include a Python interpreter, which would allow a tiny stub to go and call on that? Obviously a full shebang concept would be a huge change to Windows, but if a 4KB executable can go and locate the rest of Python, or open up a web browser saying "Please install OS update KB123456", that would do it for most end users. ChrisA