Opinion on best practice...

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 01:05:38 CET 2013


On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> On 2013-02-05, Neil Cerutti <neilc at norwich.edu> wrote:
>> On 2013-02-05, Walter Hurry <walterhurry at lavabit.com> wrote:
>>>> Sorry, I'm a Linux guy.  I have no clue what that means.
>>>
>>> Hooray for common sense! Python is great, but it's silly to use
>>> Python (unless there is good reason) when a simple shell script
>>> will do the job.
>>
>> Python is an excellent option for writing shell scripts,
>> particularly if your shell is cmd.exe.
>
> The OP stated explicitly that the target OS was Linux:

The impression I got was that he was looking for something that would
be cross-platform and work in both Windows and Linux.  Python is a
reasonable choice for that if you're not willing to deal with Cygwin.



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