Future of the Python Linux Distribution
jkraska1 at san.rr.com
Sun May 7 18:31:13 EDT 2000
> Unfortunately, one of the best features of the python community is
> that it seems to have a sane group of people in it who know multiple
> languages and will choose appropriate ones for the appropriate task.
> We need more rabid, unabashed evangelists. :-)
It's true. I don't believe I've ever encountered a python user
who wasn't free and easy about computer programming languages.
It's a form of selection bias, I think. The reason the group is
that way, is that, at the moment, to be using python, you have
to be that kind of person.
I really have to echo your regards to white space. I left a
python book sitting on my shelf for over a year at least in
part due to white space. The recent introduction of stackless
python with continuations got me interested in the use of
python to create a rapid prototyping simulation envirnonment
(which is just veritably *ripping* along), and I'm amazed at
how much I like this particular syntactic constraint.
*WHITE SPACE IS YOUR FRIEND*.
I also have to say that I've found Python to be as good as --
and quite possibly better than -- Lisp for producing rapid
prototypes. Considering the ease with which python systems
can be connected to native code, this bodes well.
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