merits of Lisp vs Python

John J. Lee jjl at
Sun Mar 11 00:10:05 CET 2007

John Nagle <nagle at> writes:
>     Python, on the other hand, is uphill all the way.  Constant trouble
> with version issues, especially with C components called from Python.
> MySQLdb, M2Crypto, SSL - they all have platform/version
> incompatibility problems.  I just spent three days making M2Crypto
> work on a new Linux server with a different Red Hat version.
> Neither Python's packaging tools nor the platform's packaging
> tools deal adequately with these issues.

You haven't been using mod_python, by any chance?


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