[Israel.pm] A bit about Python

Avishalom Shalit avishalom at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 23:45:00 PST 2009

i see that my previous comments were not accepted to the list (gmail's
default "rich formatting)

[deleted, CPAN...]

to add, backward compatibility is not good

e.g. numpy works under python 2.4 and 2.5 (not perfect, last i tried)
but not under 2.6 (last i tried and gave up.) and certainly not under
maybe it now does, but i gave up

a new version of the language breaking the modules is very frustrating.
about the syntax,
well, it is only expected that different languages have different
syntax , the "map" syntax is reminiscient of SQL and not very much
unnatural for a human language.
though it may get ambiguous if the clauses get bigger.

-- vish

-- vish

2009/11/17 Avishalom Shalit <avishalom at gmail.com>
> well, as long as you are using emacs,
> it doesn't really matter which language you choose
> -- vish
> 2009/11/17 Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com>
>> One thing I can add:
>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 8:20 AM, Yosef Meller <mellerf at netvision.net.il> wrote:
>> > Shmuel Fomberg wrote:
>> >
>> >> And I'm missing CPAN. they don't have a main archive of modules, but
>> >> every module have his own website.
>> >
>> > To my understanding, PyPI (the Python Package Index) is an effort to
>> > create a CPyAN, but it just doesn't have the entrenched cultural place
>> > of CPAN in Perldom
>> There was a recent thread about this with many feedback.
>> This might be a good place to start reading:
>> http://chris.prather.org/everybody-wants-some--cpan.html
>> Gabor
>> ps. I hope this thread will remain calm and will show the comparative
>> strengths of both languages.
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