What's so funny? WAS Re: rotor replacement
nick at craig-wood.com
Sun Jan 30 06:30:03 EST 2005
Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Fine. Go build a sumo distribution and track the normal CPython.
> The problem isn't all that new. (Take a look at scipy.org for one
> take on that theme. Of course Linux distros have been doing their
> take on this forever.)
If I'm writing code just for fun. I'll be doing on Debian Linux, then
I can do
apt-get install python-crypto
and I'm away.
However if I'm writing code for work, it has to work on windows as
well, which introduces a whole extra barrier to using 3rd party
modules. Something else to compile. Something else to stick in the
installer. Basically a whole heap of extra work.
I think one of the special things about Python is its batteries
included approach, and a crypto library would seem to be an obvious
battery to install since it doesn't (or needn't) depend on any other
library or application.
Nick Craig-Wood <nick at craig-wood.com> -- http://www.craig-wood.com/nick
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