OO misconceptions

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Jul 17 09:19:41 EDT 2001

Tim Hammerquist wrote:
> > Perl, in this case (factory automation) would
> > definitely *not* have been a better choice, even in your estimation.
> Fair enough.  =)   Python does sound like a good choice in this case,
> despite Perl's strength in sockets.

In this case, more than anything else, the driving factor was
the easy ability to wrap third-party DLLs (e.g. for a GPIB 
interface card) with calldll and make a beautiful object-oriented
wrapper to talk to instruments on the bus.  I knew I would
be able to make a maintainable and flexible system which 
newcomers (new developers that is) could learn to use easily 
and continue growing.  At the time, putting a Tkinter
interface on it quickly was an attractive option, although
I've since halted work on that development path until we
have time to retool around the web paradigm instead...

Peter Hansen, P.Eng.
peter at engcorp.com

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