Getting Python Accepted in my Organisation

bonono at gmail.com bonono at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 14:03:41 CET 2005


How about, Google use python extensively ? This I believe is a very
strong argument for any concern about python.

However, policy in organisations can be very funny and many of them may
be set long time ago which even though may no longer be relavent are
still "policy".

I would suggest focus on why the policy(like why distinguish between
script vs compiled language, as the rationale behind it can be
performance) and address it accordingly rather than taking literal
arguments.

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.
>
> Any help appreciated,
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> - Stuart
>
>
>  "Python is a scripting language like Perl, awk, tcl, Java etc...  it is
> not quite a fully developed OO language, but does support some OO that Perl
> doesn't.  To be clear, these scripting languages have their place in our
> environment, but they are not full replacements for C#, Java, C, etc...
> because they do not come with the full range of libraries e.g GDI
> libraries.  Python has to be compared to Perl, Awk in order to evaluate it.
> Perl, until recently, did not support threading.  Why would it? it is a
> scripting language and can run async shell commands.  I would be interested
> to learn if Python supports a robust threading model (not just a pointer
> reference to an object), as this is a significant drawback when using a
> scripting language.  CGI only works because the container can thread with
> Perl.  Python is object orientated, but I do not know what implementation?
> Essentially any language with a pointer can claim to be OO, although Python
> does market itself on OO capabilities.  Do you know what implementation
> they have used?
>
>     Lets discuss, as I am not a great fan of Perl and if Python is more
> structured then it is possibly worth promoting."




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