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Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?

Le dimanche 29 janvier 2006 à 09:25 -0600, Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
> > There have already been - admittedly sporadic - proposals to rewrite
> > some key parts of the system, like the init scripts or adduser, in
> > python. However, if the proponent knows from the beginning the
> > implementation wouldn't be accepted because of the language it is
> > written in, you can't expect him to start working on it.
>         Unless there is a technical rationale for writing things in a
>  new language (no, I'm too lazy to learn the old one is not good
>  enough), this is not a bad thing.

Oh, great. Preventing evolutions from happening, just because some
people judge their language to be able to replace anything another
language can do, this must be a good thing. We'd better let those
skilled people make all evolutions happen, of course they have all the
time to rewrite all contributions in their TRUE and ONLY language.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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