Getting Python Accepted in my Organisation

Steve Holden steve at
Fri Nov 4 06:15:22 CET 2005

Magnus Lycka wrote:
> Stuart Turner wrote:
>>Hi Everyone,
>>I'm working hard trying to get Python 'accepted' in the organisation I work
>>for.  I'm making some good in-roads.  One chap sent me the text below on
>>his views of Python.  I wondered if anyone from the group could give me
>>some advice on how to respond / if they had been in a similar position.
> Life would be easy if tools were only chosen on technincal, economical
> and practical merits...
Altogether now" "If I ruled the world ..."

> To put things into perspective, it's important to get beyond the very
> broad categories of programming languages. It's pointless to judge
> Python on the merits of Perl or AWK, just because a certain label is
> sometimes applied to all three. That would be like saying that Java
> is more or less like COBOL. (OO COBOL?)
Quite. People have said exactly that, you know ;-)

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