[SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated

Michael Adam obnox at samba.org
Tue Oct 18 06:33:43 MDT 2011

Hi Jelmer,

Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On 10/18/2011 11:55 AM, Michael Adam wrote:
> >
> > Ah yes, the python cures it all thing... ;-)
> >
> Actually, this isn't just because Python is the language-of-the-week.
> selftest/target/*.pm has become a mess over the last couple of years,
> mostly because new additions to it are copy-n-pasted from elsewhere. It
> needs thorough cleaning up anyway.
> We have Python bindings for a lot of our setup code. If
> selftest/target/*.pm was in Python, it could directly use those bindings
> rather than shelling out. The Python Subunit producers/consumer library
> is much more mature than the Perl one.
> If we're going to rewrite large chunks of selftest/target/*.pm anyway,
> we might as well take advantage of those existing bindings and libraries.

Sure. That's perfectly ok. And I am sure there will be good
reasons to use python here instead of perl.

I was just teasing, because the mantra "it is buggy? - just
rewrite it to python"... can be heard rather frequently. :-)

Cheers - Michael
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