How your company think about python?

Oren Tirosh oren-py-l at
Mon Aug 19 09:54:05 CEST 2002

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 12:48:42AM +0800, d2002xx wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Aug 2002 10:19:01 -0400
> Oren Tirosh <oren-py-l at> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 07:01:50PM +0800, d2002xx wrote:
> > > Would you tell me how your company (or your boss, colleagues)
> > > think about python? A possible next-generation mainstream? Or just
> > > another script? Or they even never heard it?
> > 
> > I work for a small security company. Everyone here knows all about
> > open source and at least heard about Python. I don't think anyone
> > besides me actually thinks of Python as a language for developing
> > real applications.
> Would you detail why they think that python can't develop real
> applications? (I know it's slow but...)

I'm not sure. But it's not any kind of specific logical argument, more of
a perception issue. In some places ASP is considered the "mainstream"
option and choosing Perl is met with disapproval. In other places Perl is 
the "mainstream" choice and Python is the one that gets you funny looks.
Closed-minded thinking is not limited to proprietary software.


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