Getting Python Accepted in my Organisation

Alex Martelli aleax at
Thu Nov 3 16:39:33 CET 2005

Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:

> > because they do not come with the full range of libraries e.g GDI
> > libraries.
> No language has libraries for everything you might ever possibly want to
> do.  Python has a wide range of libraries for many common tasks, but my no
> means all.  Still, if it comes down to "language X has a good library for
> what we need and language Y doesn't", that will often be (and rightly so)
> the decision maker as to which language to use.

...except that -- with ctypes, SWIG, Jython and IronPython
implementations, pyrex, BoostPython, and a zillion other tools, it's
just about impossible to give examples of libraries which Python cannot
use pretty easily and successfully.  Library availability (through any
or all of these tools) is one of the strong practical argument FOR


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