Python evangelists unite!

brueckd at tbye.com brueckd at tbye.com
Fri Nov 30 16:57:37 CET 2001


On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Peter Hansen wrote:

> brueckd at tbye.com wrote:
> > On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Peter Milliken wrote:
> > > I use Python as a good, quick and dirty hacking language. For real (read
> > > production) stuff that I expect a customer to run or will require more than
> > > a single person working for a couple of hours, I look elsewhere :-). Sure
[snip]
> >
> > I am *so* glad that there are people in the world that share your opinion
> > because you hand me a competitive advantage on a silver platter. I don't
> > even have to work for it! Keep up the good work; many, many thanks!
>
> Dave! :-(  Sshhhhh!
>
> (Most of the people here are probably not in business themselves.
> You're not supposed to leak the secret out to our competitors!)

Doh! Sorry... I may have exceeded the MADCAP (Maximum Advocacy Degree for
the Customer Acceptance of Python). It's a fine line - on the one hand
Python needs to be evangelized so that software consumers (clients and/or
bosses) realize it is "safe" to use and not a toy, and at the same time I
don't want it to become *too* popular because the playing field becomes
level again.

OTOH, if my competitors were really smart, they'd already be using Python,
so me spilling the beans isn't too damaging. ;-)

-Dave





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