Future of python on Windows?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Aug 27 02:54:44 CEST 2002


Gerhard Häring wrote:
> 
> Peter Hansen wrote in comp.lang.python:
> > Thomas Runge wrote:
> >>
> >> But currently I am worrying about the future of Python if one important
> >> platform of the future (.NET) is running the risk of being badly supported!
> >
> > [...] Put another way, what advantage would there be to running a
> > Python program under .NET?
> 
> The same advantages as elsewhere (like with Jython):
> - have access to .NET libraries

Are those libraries worth having access to?  What's in them that
isn't available elsewhere?

> - have a less clumsy language to write .NET apps

Heh :-).  Only an advantage if one presupposes that .NET
is already in the picture... not an advantage to a Python
programmer of using .NET itself.

-Peter



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