[pydotorg-www] User Profiles

Michael Foord mfoord at python.org
Tue May 4 12:52:06 CEST 2010

On 04/05/2010 11:49, Steve Holden wrote:
> Aahz wrote:
>> On Mon, May 03, 2010, Ethan Schoonover wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 17:52, Aahz<aahz at pythoncraft.com>  wrote:
>>>> Trying to run an application written in Python but not interested in
>>>> Python itself
>>> That's a great entry point to Python exposure I hadn't thought of and
>>> which I have to imagine can have a huge impact on initial pos/neg
>>> experience with Python. First impressions, etc.
>> Related: user trying to learn Python as a macro/embedded language (e.g.
>> for vim or Paint Shop Pro).
> Which reminds me: there are whole classes of users who come to Python
> because it's the embedded scripting language in their application.
> Everything from SPSS through Blender and Maya to ARC geo now use Python
> as their scripting language of choice. These people surely need help too
> (and maybe the commercial vendors would like to help?)

There's another interesting class of Python users - who may end up on 
the Python website. Java and C# developers who are using IronPython and 
Jython to embed in *their* applications as scripting languages. (Plus 
C/C++ developers who embed CPython.)

All the best,


> Not to mention the many users who learn Python to use Django to develop
> web sites.
> regards
>   Steve


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