python development practices?

F Basegmez fb at
Wed Oct 31 19:28:44 CET 2001

Maybe the next slogan for the 10th International Python Conference should be
"Python has nothing to hide."

"Peter Wang" <pzw1 at> wrote in message
news:e1iuttghajb226flvq9jr07ddq229tki38 at
> are there good references on using Python in a commercial, team
> development environment?
> i have been advocating and slowly convincing various people in my
> company to use Python.  i've successfully used it to write a few tools
> and an application.  however, the general perception is that it is a
> good scripting language and possibly acceptable for single-person
> development use, but it doesn't afford use in a large-scale software
> team.  the lack of data hiding, the lack of data coverage tools
> (pre-run-time linting), and the lack of interfaces and strong types
> are the typical turn-offs, in addition to the minor but omnipresent
> tab indentation issue. :-)
> while i feel that Python makes me far more productive as a programmer
> for all the projects on which i've worked, i'm inclined to agree that
> the lack of data hiding coupled with lack of a standard interface
> specification would cause problems in a team.
> how do Python development teams get around these issues?  does using
> Python in a commercial software team simply require more disciplined
> programmers?
> i'm eager to hear everyone's thoughts...
> -peter

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