Why Python?

David Douthitt ssrat at ticon.net
Mon Apr 30 18:26:07 UTC 2007

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Saturday 28 April 2007 19:22:21 Peter van der Does wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity but why are our webapps written in Python and not
>> in Perl for example?
> Historically it seems to many that python apps remain maintainable 
> over time, while perl apps have a tendency to not.
I would suggest that it is possible to write maintainable and 
understandable Perl code, just as it is easy to write complicated, 
incomprehensible, and obfuscated Python.

On a related note: does this mean one would be handicapped (in the 
Fedora Infrastructure area) by a lack of Python knowledge?

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