Is Python Dead?

Kemp Randy-W18971 Randy.L.Kemp at
Fri Jul 6 15:27:43 CEST 2001

Old Chinese proverb.  It is better to light one candle then to forever curse the darkness.

-----Original Message-----
From: philh at [mailto:philh at]
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 6:21 PM
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Subject: Re: Is Python Dead?

On 5 Jul 2001 08:11:48 -0700, Resty Cena <rcena at> wrote:
>"Edward B. Wilson II" <ed at> wrote in message news:<MNS%6.355$Xs4.225014 at>...
>> I have been following Python for five years now, and I am still just as
>> frustrated with it as I was in 1996.
>> Python still doesn't have good database support, 
>I, too, have been following Python since 1996, waiting all the while
>to make it easy for me to do database programming. What I'd call good
>database support is where I download a file or set of files into a
>directory under my Python directory, perhaps run an install program,
>then start Python, import a package, issue a command to connect to
>Oracle, and start playing around with the scott/tiger database. I
>don't want, nor do I have the time, to compile anything, nor muck
>around with the Windows registry, nor manually set paths -- I just
>want to try the product, not install it for production use. Ideally,
>I'd like the IDE to do this for me.

Then why don't you write one, instead of just complaining that
the tools available don't work quite how you like?

## Philip Hunt ## philh at ##

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