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Tom P
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I didn't know quite where to put this topic...
Has anyone here worked with Python? I have been looking at it and it looks very interesting especially JPython. Does anyone have any actual experience using it that they would like to share?
Frank Carver

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I did a bit of hacking of a web application running under Zope (which uses Python as its implementation language). Python is seductively simple and powerful and the code you write looks so "clean".
I still use Java and even C++ for all my real projects, though, as Python is not typically available on the corporate systems I work with. (Most of the systems I work on don't even have Perl, and anything newer than that is just too scary for the decision makers).
There was a big focus on Python in a recent issue of Linux Journal, and I can imagine I'd pick it up again if I was working on a Linux project.

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Ray Marsh
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Check out Bruce Eckel's web-site. I believe he has some information on Python.

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Tom P
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What I'm actually looking for is real use in real production system. Does anyone have that kind of experience with Python?
Carl Trusiak

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Update Bruce Ekel now has Thinking in Python I used his Thinking in Java Book to learn Java.
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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I saw this thread and noticed that some jerk was using a name very close to mine, "Tom P". I was going to tell him to fix his friggin' display name when I realized that the posts were two years old and the jerk was me! I feel like I have stepped into a time tunnel when I read this stuff!
P.S. That means that I really have 87 more posts then my profile says!

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Tom P
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And after two years I even remembered my password!!!
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Python
It's not a secret anymore!