Python language

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Python is a “go-to language” that both of us (/who/astynax and /who/histrio) are using to do quick and dirty work. Because

  • we know Python quite well
  • it is “just here” (if you are using some sort of /Linux)
  • it has “batteries included”

The language itself is far from ideal. But if one can tell “a language is just a tool” it will be about Python, a one of many tools in our toolbetls.


External “batteries” nice to have

  • plumbum, a “shell combinators and more”. Quick, dirty, fun, gets stuff done
  • click, all you need to build a command-line tool
  • prompt_toolkit does all the heavy-lifting when you need to build a REPL (like IPython) or just a text adventure