[Python-Dev] Keeping competitive with Go (was Re: Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2)

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Thu May 28 23:48:59 CEST 2015

On 05/28/2015 06:13 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> Go seems to be popular where I work.  It is replacing Python in a number of
> places, although Python (and especially Python 3) is still a very important
> part of our language toolbox.
> There are several reasons why Go is gaining popularity.  Single-file
> executables is definitely a reason; it makes deployment very easy, even if it
> increases the maintenance burden (e.g. without shared libraries, you have
> multiple copies of things so when a security fix is required for one of those
> things you have to recompile the world).

And the very same place where you are working is investing in getting shared
libraries working for Go.  Single binaries may be popular for distributing end
user applications, but definitely not for distributing a core OS or a SDK.
Sorry, you didn't yet arrive in distro land ...


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