Python too complex ?!?!?!

kyosohma at gmail.com kyosohma at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 17:44:07 CET 2007


On Nov 19, 9:57 am, "Chris Mellon" <arka... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2007 8:52 AM,  <kyoso... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Nov 17, 7:46 am, Brian <not_here at no_where.com> wrote:
> > > Had a unsettling conversation with a CS instructor that
> > > teaches at local high schools and the community
> > > college. This person is a long-term Linux/C/Python
> > > programmer, but he claims that the install, config, and
> > > library models for C# have proved to be less
> > > problematic than Python. So both his courses (intro,
> > > data structs, algorithms) are taught in C#.
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> > > I am a low-end (3-year) journeyman Pythonista, and I
> > > was attracted to the language because of its
> > > simplicity. And I have come to enjoy the richness of
> > > available libraries.
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> > > Many of the good people of this NG may be 'too close'
> > > to answer, but has Python, as a general devel platform,
> > > lost its simplicity ? Is library install too complex
> > > and unreliable ? Will my dog go to heaven ?
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> > If this professor was only using Windows for his environment, then I
> > might be able to understand his argument better. There are many more
> > external modules for Python that don't have Windows installers than
> > there are with binaries. And I've had more than my fair share of
> > broken setup.py files.
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> > On the other hand, if all that is needed are the standard libraries,
> > than it's a breeze to install Python since they're all included.
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> > Mike
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> These modules exist, but aren't that common. Certainly anything you're
> likely to be using in an introductory compsci course is well packaged.
> And even if it's not, it's really not that hard to create packages or
> installers - a days work of course prep would take care of the
> potential problem.

I stand corrected. Thanks for the clarification.

Mike



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