Choice of programming language
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Feb 8 08:36:09 PST 2005
Jamie Bennett wrote:
> Advantages of Python
> * High level language which is arguably easier to learn.
> * Consequently a larger potential developer base.
> * XML parser built in.
> * URI support (think downloads) built in.
> * Relax-NG support with libxml2 (could be optional) .
> * Soap support through SOAPpy or ZSI .
> * Easy DBus support if we chose to go down that route.
> * Rapid development possible.
> * Easy integration into a GUI frontend such as PYGTK+ .
> * One of the most accepted languages for distro tools.
> Disadvantages of Python
> * One extra package to install.
> * Cannot use existing code (as its in C).
> * Interpreted rather than compiled so slightly slower.
When you've got it listed like this, it seems that Python has a nice set
of advantages. :)
It still would be nice to see a C implementation, but like XML, Python
seems to have a nice set of built-in features. All we need to do is tap
As a bonus to me ;), I'd definitely be able to help code if we went this
route. Any others that would volunteer for development if we were to use
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