The Industry choice

Steve Holden steve at
Sun Jan 2 09:47:15 EST 2005

Mark Carter wrote:

>  > It might be nice if it was widely understood (in IT) that Python was 
> a language any competent
>  > programmer could pick up in an afternoon
> I am a programmer who works for a firm of engineers, where they program 
> in VBA, badly. I've often mentioned Python, whereupon I'm usually 
> dismissed as a crank. One of them expressed concern that if they used 
> Python and I left, then nobody would understand what to do. I could have 
> countered that Python is actually quite an easy language to pick up, but 
> what's the point.
> We might be doing a project which involves web-type stuff. I pointed out 
> that if they did, they wouldn't be able to use VB/VBA, and may need to 
> use something like Python. I didn't get a reaction from that at the 
> time, but no doubt they'll be telling me that I'll have to make Excel 
> work through the internet, or something.

They'll probably just move to .NET, which allows them to write .aspx 
pages using VB.

Steve Holden     
Python Web Programming
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