Could Python supplant Java?

Tim Smith reply_in_group at
Thu Aug 22 08:33:49 CEST 2002

In article <um80n06kf34081 at>, Dan Johnson wrote:
> Serious question:
> What is so developer-hostile about Windows?

Well, as someone whose Windows programming is usually system-level stuff,
not end-user stuff, I'd say the main thing I run into is lack of
documentation.  I suspect that 95% or more of the system problems people
have with Windows is due to third party system-level software, such as
much of the stuff from Norton or MacAfee, where the authors had to *guess*
how certain things worked, and their guesses were not quite right.

--Tim Smith

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