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Re: Question regarding choice of python



On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 14:13 -0400, Amitabha Roy wrote:
> I am curious as to why redhat chose python as the language to code
> the user interfaces to many of the system tools. I am assuming
> that system-config-network etc, all were written by redhat people
> and most of them were written in python (with gtk).
> 
> Was there any discussion as to the benefits of python over other alternatives
> (tcl-tk, perl etc) ?  

I don't know the history of why Python was used but we generally like it
here.  I'm guessing the biggest contributing factor is that for the
longest time python had the best Gtk+ bindings around.

-- 
John (J5) Palmieri
Associate Software Engineer
Desktop Group
Red Hat, Inc.
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