[BangPypers] When *not* to use Python

Sudheer Satyanarayana sudheer.s at sudheer.net
Wed Oct 20 13:52:46 CEST 2010

> I'm just interested in situations where you'd stay away from something
> *just* because it isn't in Python. The only reason I'd stay away from
> something like this is if I needed to work on it's code and it was in a
> language that I wasn't familiar with and didn't have the time to learn.
> Also, there are plently of situations where I'd jump to a language other
> than Python at the outset (e.g. for log file parsing, Perl still wins
> for me).
> Comments?
I agree. As the Perl monks put it, use the right tool for the right job. 
You should know when to stop looking for a programming language specific 

If you want features found only in Redmine and there's nothing like 
Redmine in Python, just use Redmine. Trying to get something closest to 
Redmine in Python and getting it work like Redmine might not be worth 
it. On the other hand, it might be a good idea to start an open source 
project to build a Redmine clone in Python. Creating something like 
Redmine will take several years. IIRC, the Redmine folks developed it 
for four years before releasing 1.0.

My comments don't imply I'm a Ruby fan.

With warm regards,
Sudheer. S
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