Did someone ask for a Hydra-like thing using Python?

It's really a pretty cool piece of work, and worth a look, even if you're
absolutely sure RoR (or PHP and Drupal, or Java) is your thing.

HARDY POTTINGER <[log in to unmask]>
University of Missouri Library Systems
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know are just out of sight or a little beyond your reach. But someday
you'll reach them after all, for what you learn today, for no reason at
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On 7/29/13 11:42 AM, "Michael J. Giarlo" <[log in to unmask]>

>Also, Ruby is just Python with end statements.  So if you learn one,
>mostly learning the other. ;)
>On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Yes, we wouldn't want a flame war, besides, everyone knows that real
>> programmers use APL.
>>    X ← 3 3⍴÷⍳9  ⋄ Y ← DATA[⍋DATA] ⍝ If you can read this, nice font
>> Really, your message is a grenade. If you want to build a Python
>> in the library world, create a compelling project. I am sure that many
>> folks have been inspired to learn RoR because of Hydra. You could do the
>> same for Python (or Scala or Haskell or APL).
>> Python is a nice language, and I use it for systems scripting, mostly
>> because I don't love Perl.
>> Cary
>> On Jul 29, 2013, at 8:43 AM, Joshua Welker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > Not intending to start a language flame war/holy war here, but in the
>> > library coding community, is there a particular reason to use Ruby
>> > Python or vice-versa? I am personally comfortable with Python, but I
>> > noticed that there is a big Ruby following in Code4Lib and similar
>> > communities. Am I going to be able to contribute and work better with
>> > community if I use Ruby rather than Python?
>> >
>> > I am 100% aware that there is no objective way to answer which of the
>> > languages is the best. I am interested in the much more narrow
>> of
>> > which will work better for library-related scripting projects in
>>terms of
>> > the following factors:
>> >
>> > -existing modules that I can re-use that are related to libraries
>> > tools, XML/RDF tools, modules released by major vendors, etc)
>> > -availability of help from others in the community
>> > -interest/ability of others to re-use my code
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > Josh Welker
>> > Information Technology Librarian
>> > James C. Kirkpatrick Library
>> > University of Central Missouri
>> > Warrensburg, MO 64093
>> > JCKL 2260
>> > 660.543.8022