Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com>:
> If your friends jump off a bridge, would you? Yes, using python has
> served them well, but as opposed to what? Other scripting languages? I
> don't think so.

The competition that Python won was *precisely* against other scripting
languages, notably shell and Perl.  Both used to be much more heavily
used in system scripting than they are now.

> What if my extension only supports python 2.7? Or what if my extension
> wants to support 2.0?

I propose that if 2.6 can't support it, then that should be considered
grounds to reject it.

> Yes, they should _if_ they know what version they need. In my
> extensions I really have no idea.

Then you shouldn't submit those extensions to be folded into core git.

> > 3) We should be unconditionally be encouraging extensions to move
> > from shell and Perl to Python.  This would be a clear net gain is
> > portability and maintainability.
> NO! It's up to the developer to choose what language to use,

I agree.  You seem to be raising a lot of straw men.  'Encouragement'
does not equate to beating anyone who makes an unpopular choice over
the head.

I am also not suggesting that the whole git core ought to be hoicked 
over to Python.  I was thinking mainly about extension subcommands, 
not what's in libgit now.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
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