Wednesday, July 06, 2005 Reinvent no more forever

"Why is Python 'blessed' with so much reinvention? Because it's often cheaper to rewrite than to reuse. Python code is easy to write, but hard to depend on. You pretty much have to:

1. limit yourself to platforms with a suitable packaging system,
2. bundle all your dependencies into your distribution, or
3. make your users do all the work themselves"