DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-09
Re: new sysinstall
On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 09:23:15AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> If RedHat has been using Python to good effect for system utilities and
> sysop supporting scripting then that is a good recommendation for
> Python, and from other messages posted to this list I no longer worry
> so much about version mismatches between base and package-installed
> Python revs. All of our own scripts would explicitly path to a versioned
> python (e.g. #!/usr/local/bin/python2.2 or something similar)
Python is very good and has very good support.
> In fact, so many people seem more familiar with Python then Ruby that I
> think we should discard Ruby from our list of possibilities and move
> Python up a notch.
Ruby is a great system, even more regular than Python, but the
library support is somewhat sparce. Also portupgrade is written
It's really a toss up, as it concerns programming methodology
between the two for me, so the determining factor should be
the specific issues involved in implementing this. It might be
that a specific kind of library support would tip one over the
other. I suggest keeping it in the arsenal of possibilities,
but with a preference for Python.