Python code to replace shell scripts

William Park opengeometry at
Fri Dec 12 21:17:04 CET 2003

Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at> wrote:
> On 12 Dec 2003 01:58:23 GMT, William Park <opengeometry at>
> wrote:
> > In any case, although Python does something well, shell does most
> > things better.  (It's okey... I've got my helmet on.)
> Shell is generally better at quickly gluing together existing
> commands. But does so at a significant cost in machine resources and
> often execution time. Python provides a different approach that is
> generally better where the solution must be repeated often or where no
> suitable set of commands already exists.

That is true, until you learn and program in shell.

William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <opengeometry at>
Linux solution for data management and processing. 

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