Squirrelmail or Phpmyadmin in Python?

Max M maxm at mxm.dk
Thu Mar 6 09:35:15 CET 2003

Kyoskyu wrote:

> P.S.  If I just wanted a package to run, I'd download all the necessary
> components and just run it but these days, I actually want to look at the
> code and understand what it's doing.  With Python, I'm hoping to learn a
> single scripting language and use it for both web programming as well as
> system maintenance.

Then I think you would be better of writing your own package in Python. 
You should probably use mod_python, and then start from there. This will 
probably make you understand the problems better than reading someone 
elses code.

In other peoples code is a lot of steps down the wrong path that you 
simply don't see. But these wrong paths often contains a valuable lesson 
for a programmer.

Others might disagree, but I find this to be the most effective way of 
learning for me.

When I do a learning project like this, I am agressively using "proper" 
methodologies like patterns, XP etc. This way it is possible to learn a 
lot in a short amount of time.


hilsen/regards Max M Rasmussen, Denmark

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