There's nothing wrong with Perl. Also cf this perhaps
http://www.python.org/getit/windows/ , and
http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/ is a kind provision
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On 10/18/13 10:00 AM, "Kaile Zhu" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Python, Python, Python. Sigh. Theoretically, programming language
>should be neutral, right?. Any languages could do the job if OS allows.
>I used to work in a small academic library. Learning programming
>languages was purely self-motivated and taught. By chance, the path I
>have treaded on is Perl -> PHP -> ASP -> ASP.NET. Starting with Perl
>made sense when I was in the library school in 1994, as it was almost a
>de facto Web language. Then, PHP was almost a natural extension of Perl.
> Then, .NET fever hit the world in the early 2000's. What in the earth
>was Python at that time? Being so popular in the library world, I wish I
>knew it earlier so that I could learn it instead of other languages. The
>same as Ruby. I am jealous.
>With heavy load of work every day, do I have time to learn a new language?
>From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>Heidi P Frank
>Sent: 2013年10月18日 8:32
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Python applications for libraries
>as a cataloger, I've used Python for working with raw MARC records -
>using the PyMarc library - as well as MARCXML and EADXML records. It
>allows me to analyze and modify large files of MARC records in batch.
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>On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Al Matthews <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Python is a wonderful language in many respects. We use it instead of
>> Ruby in a number of projects, most notably in workflow for Digital
>> Preservation. I do know of a number of enterprise developers using it
>> in a web stack -- with Flask, with Werkzeug, with Twisted, with stuff
>> I'm not aware of, depends on scale and whom you ask -- or else Django.
>> We do not do so at this time. Ruby may be more broadly applicable in
>> the present library context, or, not. Unclear.
>> Python has a fairly strict diction and the present split existence
>> 2 and 3 can be annoying. But it's a useful language, increasingly used
>> for hosting other languages, and increasingly, fast despite all odds.
>> Good for toying with functional approaches.
>> Al Matthews
>> Software Developer, Digital Services Unit Atlanta University Center,
>> Robert W. Woodruff Library
>> email: [log in to unmask]; office: 1 404 978 2057
>> On 10/18/13 9:14 AM, "Joseph Umhauer" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >I'm considering taking on online course for programming using Python.
>> >But not sure if it would be useful in my work at an academic library.
>> >My question is:
>> >If you are using Python, what applications have you developed for
>> >your institution?
>> >Joseph Umhauer
>> >Assistant Library Director for Technical Services Niagara University
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