Why Python?

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Sun Apr 29 03:55:36 UTC 2007

Peter van der Does wrote:
> Just out of curiosity but why are our webapps written in Python and not
> in Perl for example?
> I have a feeling there is more Perl knowledge among infrastructure
> specialists as there is Python.

The biggest is that most of the infrastructure people were already well 
versed in Python.  On the one hand its good to not commit yourself to 
one technology.  But, on the other hand, we've got 5 different 
turbogears apps written by 4 people.  And, to me, thats way better then 
1 turbogears app one php app, one perl app, one ruby app, etc, written 
by 4 people :-).  

Since Python had already proved itself as a strong language in other 
areas of our Operating System I think the community in general decided 
to stick with it.  We do have other apps not written in python but 
pretty much all of our home grown apps are in python and I think, for 
us, thats a good thing.


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