Why so few Python jobs? (and licenses)
aahz at panix.com
Wed Oct 10 04:59:56 CEST 2001
In article <MPG.162bd8e59174ba9a989839 at news-enteract>,
Alan Miller <ajm at enteract.com> wrote:
>Aahz Maruch (aahz at panix.com) wrote:
>>Laura Creighton <lac at strakt.com> wrote:
>>>I know of 2 companies that considered doing their development work in
>>>Python but concluded that though the core language was terrific, the
>>>libraries were fragmentary, incomplete, and not up to the vigorous
>>>standards they had come to expect from other languages such as C++.
>><raised eyebrow> Stock C++ has better libraries than Python?
>In some ways it might for commercial development, though perhaps not off
>the shelf. The standard libraries in Python are good, but quite a bit
>of functionality is added through libraries that are GPL'd. Sure it's
>possible to get in touch with the authors of various packages and
>negotiate your own licenses with them, but the combination of that _and_
>a new programming language might well be enough to scare off companies.
As someone else mentioned in this thread, it's quite likely that
creating Python bindings for those C++ libraries will save more time
over the long haul.
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