When Python should not be used?

Stef Mientki stef.mientki at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 20:07:23 CEST 2008

Andrea Francia wrote:
> The right tool depends on the current problem.
> While some python users prefer to talk about when Python is the right 
> tool I think that it is more instructive to know when it is not.
> Please, could you let me know what do you think about that?
> Thanks
I'm programming in Python now for about a year,
so I'm definitely not an expert,
but this friendly list will correct me I'm wrong.
Here is what I can come up with
- design of GUI is difficult (despite all those well meant programs, of 
which I couldn't get one of them working)
- autoit like applications
- low level drivers
- licenses differ a lot, which makes it hard to combine different packages
- downwards compatibility is sometimes lost
- a number of libraries is quite in-mature
but for the rest, it's a beautiful language,
and I'm working on a large application,
which should be open source replacement for MatLab + LabView.


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