Links for 2010-09-22

  • Mongrel2 Says, “Goodbye Python” : Linux distros ship ancient Python interpreters, hence it’s impossible to rely on recent language features because they won’t be there, making it useless to write code in Python. We have similar problems in perl-land, but it’s easy enough to get by without the latest-and-greatest; maybe Python is different in that regard? … or is it Zed?
    (tags: zed-shaw python mongrel distros linux sysadmin packaging)

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2 Comments

  1. nishad
    Posted September 23, 2010 at 01:12 | Permalink

    There is the same problem in Ruby-land. There is the same problem everywhere :-( That module or package that will save you days of work will take days of upgrades and jiggery-pokery to get working.

  2. Posted September 24, 2010 at 11:14 | Permalink

    yeah. Perl kind of avoided it by relying on CPAN, ensuring that distros can install modules from CPAN as well as from apt/yum/etc., and then having a very slow, very backwards compatible upgrade path for the core interpreter. But it still causes a lot of pain, even then.