Am 25.11.2012 03:44, schrieb Eric S. Raymond:
> That, among other things, means up-to-date versions of Python are
> ubiquitous unless we're looking at Windows - in which case Perl and
> shell actually become much bigger portability problems.

You seem to ignore that more than a quater of users are on Windows[1].
This is not negligible.

Therefore, we *are* looking at Windows. But where is there a portability
problem? There is a POSIX shell available in all git installations on
Windows. So is Perl. Python is not.


> 4) We should be encouraging C code to move to Python, too.

Absolutely not. To achieve best portability, all code should move to C

-- Hannes

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