[BangPypers] When *not* to use Python

Santosh Rajan santrajan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 14:04:44 CEST 2010

I have a slightly tangential take on this subject. I do web development and
it is entirely python nowadays. Having said that let me quote Eric Raymond.
*"Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you will
have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better
programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp
itself a lot."*

I have learned and use Clojure a dialect of Lisp for some odd jobs just for
this reason.

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:

> The project management thread highlighted this issue of "if it's not in
> Python, I don't want to use it".
> Assuming that most of the people here are mostly python enthusiasts or
> learners, I'm wondering when you would *not* use Python. Let's not
> conflate this with Open Source/Closed Source etc.
> 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?
> --
> ~noufal
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