Python code to replace shell scripts

Serge Orlov sombDELETE at pobox.ru
Fri Dec 12 23:14:53 CET 2003


"William Park" <opengeometry at yahoo.ca> wrote in message news:brd7nv$264kc$2 at ID-99293.news.uni-berlin.de...
> Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote:
> > On 12 Dec 2003 01:58:23 GMT, William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>
> > 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.

And that will be true again once you have handy module for gluing
together cli applications. Since Python is not popular among
system administrators, nobody was bothered to do it (yet?)






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