Why does Apple overlook Python?
I have rarely seen Apple marketing material mention Python (and Ruby for that matter) whereas Perl (and Java?) is consistently included in news of web and open source related news.
Per ADC newsletter, The "O'Reilly Open Source Convention and The Perl Conference." This is also the Python (and Ruby) Conference.
Apple Mailing Lists are Python Powered (Mailman) yet the new web-development list description is rather watered down, and I thought the original announcement was similarly short. Don't have it available, so no great accuracy here.
Google Apple for Python and Ruby, Zope..heck, Plone. To keep email address bot harvesters out the achives the lists have a published password gate the lists don't seem to be searchable via Google. But even using the given search page, I had no hits for Python.
I don't like consistent comparison's of Python and Ruby, but there's a sense of need to include a related other overlooked Perl alternatives. "Alternatives"- yikes, this is going nowhere fast.
Python's syntax has, to developers, what OSX gives to users: Clarity, Simplicity, Elegance while allowing portability (Well, Unix app's are more easily portable to OSX) and extensibilitiy (OS X's Unix angle and Python's C, Java and other extensions and wrappers. It will be disappointing if OSX Web Developers also overlook the elegance and simplicity of Plone.
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