Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Where is Python Used? (Update)

This is a fair-to-partly silly question that shows up on places like StackOverflow once in a while.

Python is used widely and pretty heavily.

It's a built-in feature to many operating systems in common use. The exception, of course, is Windows.

I just found out -- the hard way -- that Python 2.6 is an integral part of Apple's iLife suite of products.

Important safety tip for Mac OS X users. System.Libary.Frameworks should not be touched.

Also, it helps to get used to the idea of typing python3 on the command-line. Further, it helps to skip Python 3.1 and go straight to Python 3.2.

Python 3.2 has argparse and the new dictionary-based configuration of logging.