[sapug] "Ironical"

Daryl Tester dt-sapug at handcraftedcomputers.com.au
Wed Apr 16 07:18:11 CEST 2008

Last week Google "beta'd" [1] their apps hosting service (to compete
with Amazon Web Services from the look of it), built on top of Python
(see <http://shell.appspot.com/> for an online shell demo).

At roughly the same time a bug in PyString_FromStringAndSize() surfaces
(as much as a bug can surface - it was latently there all along).  See

I guess if a service is labeled as Beta, the users don't expect 5 9's
in service levels.  :-)  At least the chap who found the bug says
dealing with the Python team was a lot more professionally handled
than dealing with the Ruby team, so there's that.  :-)

[1] Is GMail out of beta yet?

  Daryl Tester

"We are sexy, sexy Von Neumann machines."  -- http://www.xkcd.org/387/

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