Re: Why did Quora choose Python for its development?

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 8:41 PM, Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: "Daniel Kluev" <dan.kluev@xxxxxxxxx>
As I said, that ORM is not able to do those SQL constructs without using
literal SQL code, but only Python variables and data structures...
An ORM is usually prefered exactly because it doesn't force the programmer
to concatenate strings for generating the SQL code, but he/she can use just
standard Perl/Python code.
Or this is possible in another way without using SQL code?

Did you actually read the code? SQL there is debug output of
SQLAlchemy for python code `Session.query(Test).from_self().all()`, I
left it there to just show you that it emits subquery to RDBMS.
All code in REPL is prefixed by `>>> `. Other lines are just output.

Can it also set the current locale, for example romanian, and print the name of the current month?
...something like'ro').month_name?

There is separate module for date localization. You can pass datetime
object to it and it will give you needed value.

The ones that bash other languages on the mailing list for their prefered language should provide good comparisons and not just make false statements

That would be valid if I would 'bash other languages', but I just
responded to your claim that Perl has advanced modules which are not
available for Python, esp. in web frameworks, as I find it one of
areas where Python shines most.
Sure Python has drawbacks, esp. its performance and poor threads
support (GIL), but flexibility and modules of all flavors and types
are not among them. Introduction of parameter annotations should make
these modules even greater, once python 3.x is widely adopted.

With best regards,
Daniel Kluev