Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...]

2010-11-02 Thread Peter Schlumpf
-Original Message- From: Alexander Johannesen alexander.johanne...@gmail.com Sent: Nov 1, 2010 9:33 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...] ... So this is not a *dumb* idea, nor is it one of simply saying it's the API, stupid

Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...]

2010-11-01 Thread Patrick Etienne
Peter - I was bewildered at the notion of needing yet another scripting language, let alone one as library domain-specific (that wording alone throws up red flags everywhere), but I'm not here to bash ideas. Instead I looked up your site and read the small blurb about Nova. It seems that the main

Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...]

2010-11-01 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I would be very unlikely to use someone's homegrown library specific scripting language. However, if you want to make a library for an existing popular scripting language that handles your specific domain well, I'd be quite likely to use that if I had a problem with your domain and I was

Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...]

2010-11-01 Thread Will Kurt
@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...] Reply-To: Code for Libraries CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDUmailto: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU I would be very unlikely to use someone's homegrown library specific scripting language. However, if you want to make a library

Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...]

2010-11-01 Thread Alexander Johannesen
On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 5:03 AM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: I would be very unlikely to use someone's homegrown library specific scripting language. However, if you want to make a library for an existing popular scripting language that handles your specific domain well, I'd be

Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...]

2010-10-31 Thread Eric Lease Morgan
On Oct 30, 2010, at 10:50 AM, Peter Schlumpf wrote: And you are correct in pointing out that the natural response of librarians to a problem is to seek consensus in a self-absorbed way. Form committees and all that nonsense which never goes anywhere. They are happy enough going around in

Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...]

2010-10-30 Thread Elliot Hallmark
What's wrong with the library world developing its own domain language? EVERYTHING!!! We're already in a world of pain because we have our own data formats and ways of dealing with them, all of which have basically stood idle while 30 years of advances computer science and information