Is Python Dead? Long Live Python!

Kemp Randy-W18971 Randy.L.Kemp at
Mon Jul 16 20:16:42 CEST 2001

I believe Perl is pre-installed, and I think someone from our Unix administration mentioned one time it was.  It's good to hear Python is on the companion disk, even if the version is out of date.

-----Original Message-----
From: ngps at [mailto:ngps at]
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 12:59 PM
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Subject: Re: Is Python Dead? Long Live Python!

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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