Why Python?

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 02:45:56 UTC 2007

On 4/29/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> wrote:

> Of course, this is merely the opinion of me and my experiences, and by no
> means the reason why we at large use python.

Long long ago, rpm was written in perl.. and it was slow, poor to fix,
and odd in its form.. and the Lords of Development looked down and
were sorely pained by this experience. So each went off to the lands
of coding to find what would be what would be used. Some loved C in
its simplicity, some liked Java in its complexity, and some liked C++
for being in between... but none loved the Perl child anymore (well
those who were in Support used the Perl, but they were cast out into
the outer darkness to great gnashing of teeth.)

Then lo, a Developer came back with a Staff and cast the staff to the
ground. The staff became a Snake, and it ate the C, the Java and C++,
and the other Lords of Development became followers of the Snake. They
threw out the installer that had been, and replaced it with a snake.
They replaced the Tcling tools, and the Bash tools, and the few
remaining Perl tools with snakes.. and soon snakes covered that
lands... and all worshipped the Snakes.

Thus is the history of Python and Red Hat.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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