[jdev] Python/XMPP GSoC proposal

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Mar 26 14:39:57 CDT 2008

David Janes wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Greg Wilson <gvwilson at cs.utoronto.ca> wrote:
>>  > There's been a fair bit of discussion in the last couple of
>>  >  days on the Python SoC mailing list about how useful it would
>>  >  be to have an XMPP server in Python
>>  Why would having one written in Python in particular be useful to you?
>>  /K
> 1) because many of us work in Python environments and would like to
> continue to do so

I've always heard this as a compelling reason for a Python server
project, but it's never been quite compelling enough to push anyone to
work on it. Until now it seems.

> 2) because Python kicks ass and thus there are many Python programmers
> and thus once we get the framework in place is likely to be used and
> extended

The "hackability" factor, yes.

> 3) because this is a noticeable deficiency in Python's otherwise
> excellent support of Internet protocols

Gosh yes.


Peter Saint-Andre

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