[Chicago] August Snakes on Apples Meeting

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Wed Aug 1 03:53:41 CEST 2007

On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 02:04:29PM -0500, Brian Ray wrote:
> On Jul 31, 2007, at 10:46 AM, Martin Maney wrote:
> > That's too trivial to bother with.  Unnecessary platform dependence is
> > for dodos,
> Well, Yes and No. There certainly exists the argument that each  
> platform has things it does distinct to the others.

Sure.  And under some circumstances, taking advantage of those can be a
good choice, or at least a necessary one.

> And doesn't "Batteries Included" imply the ability to have access to
> as many things as possible?

I'd rather have one box of good, fully charged batteries than a dozen
boxes of chancy ones, so no, I don't think it should.

> Yes, I want to write platform independent Python. Although, I do not  
> want to loose access to anything platform dependent either.

/me sings:  Have you ever had to finally decide...

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