does anybody earn a living programming in python?

Alex Martelli aleax at mac.com
Sun Oct 1 06:40:01 CEST 2006


Blair P. Houghton <blair.houghton at gmail.com> wrote:

> I happen to know that Google does most of its admin scripting in
> Python.  It can't be a small job, running a few hundred thousand
> servers worldwide and keeping them all up to date for system and
> security.

It's not a small job (as uber-tech-lead for Production Systems, I should
know;-), and "admin scripting" doesn't even _begin_ to exhaust the array
of tasks for which Google uses Python;-).


Alex



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