Defending the Python lanuage...

Steve Holden sholden at
Mon Feb 4 14:49:10 CET 2002

"Hernan M. Foffani" <hfoffani at> wrote in message
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> I meant to say managment issues that doesn't have to do or relate to
> Python itself but, say, to business or customer policies.
> For example, if your CEO states: "We are an Oracle partner, so
> everything in PL/SQL" how much is left to say?
"I resign".

> Of course, I accept that turning those cases in Python succesful
> stories
> won't be offtopic.
> What I do saw in from time to time and annoys me a lot is
> confusing techs issues with business ones and perhaps I was being a
> unfair with you.
> Worst, may be is just that *I* don't want to read hundreds of posts
> on proj-mgmnt here... Heh... So that's MY problem, aint so? :-(
The best managers are multidimensional, and know their strengths as well as
their weaknesses. A given manager may well be strong technically. Many
technical staff have rather less-well-developed inter-personal skills.

Ultimately the best teams (IMHO) are those which contain the right mix of
skills to be effective at their assigned tasks. The most enjoyable ones are
those where each individual can contribute the skills they are strong at
without those in a position of "power" feeling threatened by excellence.

I was taught that a good manager facilitates, and if the floor needs
sweeping when the team's busy producing, a good manager will get the broom
out. Bear in mind, however, that I'm an old fart.

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