Ok ... don't laugh (too hard) yet. I know this sounds of blasphemy but let
I spent many years as a meteorologist in the Navy. One tool that would have
been invaluable to me (to provide better predictions and warning
capabilities) is an expert system. I am sure NOAA probably has one but the
Navy doesn't. And they are the ones that would benefit from such a system
the most because their forecasting responsibilities are global in nature
where NOAA has a much smaller yard to watch over.
I have pondered how to build such a system for over 10 years. Things began
to fall into place this year when I stumbled upon Zope and when the Navy
decided to get serious about Web Services.
I like Python ... but I don't think (as a scripting language) it is up to
the challenge of an expert system. A language that I feel is up to the
challenge is Eiffel (especially in conjunction with ISE EiffelStudio .. an
awesome modeling and development environment). So a question for the Zope
guru's out there. Since Python is such an adept "glue language" and Eiffel
systems are distributed as C-packages, from a technical perspective, would
it be absurd to develop the system in Eiffel and integrate it into Zope as a
product (or better yet a Web Service in the future).
Am I way off base here ? Or am I wrong about my assessment of Python's
ability to build an expert system ?
Thanks (in advance) for any insight...
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