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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Fri May 29 00:04:14 CEST 2015

On May 28, 2015 at 5:50:32 PM, Matthias Klose (doko at ubuntu.com) wrote:
> 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 ...

I don’t think anyone is claiming that single file should be the *only* way, just
that for a sizable set of people it is a very attractive way.

Donald Stufft
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