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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@attglobal.net>
Subject Re: apr/apr-util python dependence
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2004 11:11:08 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> --On Sunday, February 15, 2004 1:06 PM -0500 Jeff Trawick 
> <trawick@attglobal.net> wrote:
>> I'd guess that a conversion to the less cool but more widely
>> ported/precompiled/preinstalled P* scripting language would be a rather
>> quick and would not suffer greatly from uncoolness and would pick up
>> additional people able and/or willing to maintain it ;)
> If you did that, I bet we'd lose people willing to maintain it.  ;-)

No surprise there ;)  But I would guess that part of the elevation in 
importance of willing-ness vs. able-ness + availability in choice of 
implementation languages is due to most people not having choices like these to 

a) go find some way to build Python on z/OS; I've found some site that claims 
to have patches to make it work; haven't tried yet though; also, there are 
multiple levels of the OS that I use with widely varying capabilities; possibly 
more invention may be required to support V2R8

b) create a mechanism where I can easily transfer the output of the python to 
z/OS and also fix the charset issue with gen-test-chars

c) rewrite what seems like a relatively small amount of Python into Perl or 

Choice c) is the only permanent solution that is done once and then everybody 
benefits from.  For now there aren't enough hours in the day to mess with it.

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