Python is a gem, you need to keep pushing it ....

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Jul 4 20:10:40 CEST 2003


Peter Hansen wrote:
> 
> sismex01 at hebmex.com wrote:
> >
> > > From: Peter Hansen [mailto:peter at engcorp.com]
> > > Sent: Viernes, 04 de Julio de 2003 07:42 a.m.
> > >
> > > delphiro wrote:
> > > >
> > > [attribution removed... don't do that!]
> > > > > Python *is* great but lets not pretend that its a good
> > > > > fit for every problem.
> > > >
> > > > I doubt that (unless you develop hardware drivers).
> > >
> > > Are you saying that you think Python _is_ a good fit
> > > for every problem, excluding only hardware drivers?
> > >
> > > -Peter
> > >
> >
> > Seems like he is; in my experience Python has been flexible
> > enough to fit any problem I've tossed at it.
> 
> As it has for me, but neither you nor I have thrown *every*
> problem at it, and the OP appears to be stating that he believes
> we would never find Python inadequate, no matter what we threw
> at it (exception hardware drivers again).
> 
> As an example, one could argue that embedded systems are not
> merely "hardware drivers" (one could also argue that they are,
> but I do not), yet we've found Python suitable in only one
> of our embedded system products.

Thus contradicting myself, of course. :-)  What I meant to say
was "I know what you mean, since I've found it highly suitable
as well, but no one with good experience in computing could 
reasonably claim it will fit *all* problems except hardware drivers."

-Peter




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