From: Greg Pierce
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 02:40:21 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 22:40:21 EDT
Organization: Cox Communications
> On Tue, 24 Sep 2002 05:58:13 GMT, Greg Pierce
>>That is the one thing though... until mainstreamers start porting their
>>wares to Linux, you either have to look real hard, or start writing
>>code. Me? I like writing code, so it works for me. As of late, I have
>>been writing a lot of stuff in Python; when you dont need the bleeding
>>edge speed, it is MUCH faster and easier (especially for GUIs). Easy
>>to learn too ;-)
> You do Python? COOOOOOOOL!!
> I have been wanting to learn that and I tinkered with it and Tkinter
> as well as Snack.
> I agree, ya have to look hard and places like sourceforge are great!
> Maybe I'll get back into it now I know a fellow R.A.T. who's into it
Ever since I discovered Python, I haven't written a single line of Perl.
Not one! Python is so far ahead it's not even funny. AAMOF, I didn't
write much Perl before that; syntax-wise, it is such a PITA that you
don't save any time vs. C, and it is slower than a covered wagon.
One REALLY cool feature of Python that would especially help you for
doing audio/MM stuff are threads. You can do threads in Python just
like in Java (except easier), not to mention process forks and IPC
(unless you are using Windows; this is a Windows limitation, not a
Python limitation). You can run your "main" thread, then start another
thread for handling the GUI, and another for, say, encoding an MP3;
they all run concurrently, and Python (aided by the OS) takes care of
all of the details. It is really slick.
Mmmmm, think I need to go and get my Python fix... :-)
-- unknown UNIX/Linux hack