Django and SQLObject. Why not working together?

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Fri Sep 9 01:07:47 CEST 2005


Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
> Also, there's something like darwinism at play here. Yes, there are a
> lot of concurrent ORM/Templating/Web Publishing/GUI/Whatnot projects
> around, but I guess only the best of them will survive - eventually
> 'absorbing' what's good in the others.

No, they will all survive.  There's no pressure or reason why a
software library won't keep surviving; some people -- if only the
original author -- will write software using the library, and they'll
be reluctant to abandon it, and not very motivated to change their
software.  The listings will live on in PyPI and on Wikis for a long
time to come, well after active development has stopped.  And, indeed,
real development could start up at any time.  For instance, both PyDO
and MiddleKit were dormant for a long time before more recent activity.
 All software can go into periods of dormancy, because the individuals
that write it have other things going on in their lives.  It isn't
necessarily death to the project.  Which makes it all the more
ambiguous what "survival" means.

Ultimately I'm pessimistic -- while good features can be absorbed, bad
features and dead libraries never go away, they just fade away very
very slowly.  It isn't natural selection.




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