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Re: [ossig] Copyright Laws

On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 10:49, Uwe Dippel wrote:

> The arguments against VB are others than simplicity.
> Most important: lock-in. They'll go to VB.Net or whatever and you're 
> having the carpet removed from underneath your feet (is this German 
> proverb comprehensible in English ?).

Yes, lock-in. But the question is, do people learn VB because its easy
to use? Definitely they don't think of the lock-in. If its easy to
learn, then Python is just as easy

> Just as bad: not portable. You write once and run nowhere else.

Well, this is the case with a lot of languages - even Java can't claim
to be written once, and run anywhere (though naievly many years ago, I
thought it was true :P)

> Another one: a feature is needed but not provided: you can't add it to 
> the sources.
> And possibly a few more.
> Long story, short result: The trouble isn't with simplicity. Over.

Exactly. And congrats for pushing Python to the uni...
Colin Charles, byte@aeon.com.my

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