On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 14:13 -0400, Amitabha Roy wrote:
I am curious as to why redhat chose python as the language to code
the user interfaces to many of the system tools. I am assuming
that system-config-network etc, all were written by redhat people
and most of them were written in python (with gtk).
Was there any discussion as to the benefits of python over other alternatives
(tcl-tk, perl etc) ?
I don't know the history of why Python was used but we generally like it
here. I'm guessing the biggest contributing factor is that for the
longest time python had the best Gtk+ bindings around.
John (J5) Palmieri
Associate Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc.