How your company think about python?

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Tue Aug 20 05:36:00 EDT 2002

In article <3D604890.552C60B0 at>, Peter Hansen wrote:
> Gerhard Häring wrote:
>> Visual Basic, Centura, Java, C#, lots of Oracle here. But I'm currently
>> doing the first project in Python. That required some social
>> engineering, but in the end my killer argument was that Python will
>> allow me to deliver on time, while that'd be doubtful with %$!}=%%$ like
>> VB6, and even with Java/C#. 
> Although I believe you are right about this (being able to deliver on
> time with Python), I'm curious how you sold that argument to them.  
> If you haven't done a trial project in Python in the company,

Only some minor tools for internal use.

> are they going on faith in you, or on some more scientific basis?
> Knowing what worked for you might help others in similar situations.

They're more or less going on faith with me. I was lucky that one of the
client's engineers is also a Python enthusiast, and was very supportive in
using Python for the project.
Gerhard Häring
OPUS GmbH München
Tel.: +49 89 - 889 49 7 - 32

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