Is Python Dead? Long Live Python!

Ng Pheng Siong ngps at
Fri Jul 13 13:59:00 EDT 2001

According to Kemp Randy-W18971  <Randy.L.Kemp at>:
> We run Solaris at my company, and Perl comes bundled with the Sun
> machines.  It's easier to ask someone to look at Perl because it's an
> existing part of every Solaris installation.  Since Python is not
> pre-bundled with Solaris, I need to ask the Unix administration to
> install it.  I could sell either language if Python were bundled with
> Solaris like Perl is.  Which raises an interesting question.  Why do
> companies like Sun include Perl but not Python with their operating
> systems?

Python is on the Companion disk. The one I have (late 2000) has Python
1.5.2 only, alas.

Is Perl pre-installed?

Ng Pheng Siong <ngps at> *

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