What killed Smalltalk could kill Python

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Thu Jan 22 18:52:12 CET 2015

On 2015-01-22, Tim Chase <python.list at tim.thechases.com> wrote:
> On 2015-01-21 23:10, Grant Edwards wrote:
>> I happily ignored PHP until a couple years back when we decided to
>> use PHP for the web site on a small embedded Linux system. 
> [snip]
>> I briefly considered trying to switch to Python, but the Python
>> footprint is just too big...
> Interesting that your experience swung that way.
> I worked on a contract about a year ago where it involved deploying
> web services & ZigBee communications on a Digi Connectport[1] which is
> certainly a rather underpowered device (20MB of memory is tight).  My
> biggest issue was the project-lead's choice of CherryPy and
> SQLObject...neither has nearly the same quality of documentation as
> I'd grown accustomed to in the Django world.  Yet I was able to run
> an HTTPS CherryPy server talking to a local sqlite database with
> minimal trouble, handling a modest (i.e., small business) load.

Maybe I should look at Python again.

It's too late for this product, but maybe in the future...

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! But was he mature
                                  at               enough last night at the
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