Python and Napster

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Tue Dec 26 19:40:14 CET 2000

"Doug Farrell" <dfarrell01 at> wrote in message
news:sx226.18970$RC1.511898 at
> Hi,
> Is there a way to build a 'Napster' like client in Python? What I'm really
> looking for is a way to have a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Sun) way of
> having users share files, no necessarily music files, from machine to
> machine. I'd like to do this in Python as I'm the only Windows programmer
> my company and we'd like to support the other two platforms I mentioned.
> Maybe I should be looking at Java?

Python would probably let you be more productive, I suspect.  It sure has
all the network functionality you need; in your shoes, I'd look into pyro --
building file exchange on top of it should be easier than on sockets or on
protocols such as HTTP.


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