Why do you use python?

Jaime Buelta jaime.buelta at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 16:43:11 CET 2009


On 1 nov, 08:54, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfr... at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Oct 2009 06:54:27 -0700 (PDT), Jaime Buelta
> <jaime.bue... at gmail.com> declaimed the following in
> gmane.comp.python.general:
>
> > shouldn't be heard. Talks a guy that programmed a GUI on Motif using C
> > (plain old C) in 2003 and takes almost forever (one year and a half),
>
>         Lucky you...
>
>         I emulated a Ramtek 9300 (think that was the model) graphics engine
> using GKS (for display lists, and ability to turn "layers" on/off
> without regenerating all the data) on top of plain DECWindows/Xt
> library, with no layout utility. Around 1990 (I date it by the fact
> that, on return from the 7 week two site deployment of the application,
> I decided my old cameras had gotten too burdensome, and bought a Canon
> EOS 10s, 35-105 & 100-300 lenses, and a photo vest that I could wear
> onto the flights)
>
>         Emulation was needed as the data generation program had to have
> minimal changes -- we replaced the Ramtek library with a package that
> formatted the Ramtek instructions as text strings, sent them via VAX/VMS
> mailboxes to the emulation program... Oh, and the main data generation
> program really was a set of some 50 programs that were invoked in
> "random" order, each drawing certain data elements onto a single window
> -- so there had to be a common graphics application to maintain the
> window...
> --
>         Wulfraed         Dennis Lee Bieber               KD6MOG
>         wlfr... at ix.netcom.com   HTTP://wlfraed.home.netcom.com/

Hahahaha, I souposse that I must consider myself EXTREMELY
lucky... ;-)

Anyway, each tool has its time, and we should try to use more-or-less
adequate and available tools of our time...



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