[Zope] can zope port to java/dotnet?

Andy McKay andy@agmweb.ca
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 22:27:19 -0800

> short of
> programmer(compare with java cpp) 

Not really bear in mind it takes most programmers a couple of days (at
most) to be productive in Python and learn 90% of the language. It takes
a lot longer in other languages.

> and short of elite
> programming environment (like MS visual studio).

What vim, emacs? There are plenty of expensive IDE's that support
Python. Visual Python for example:

"Visual Python is the high-productivity Python plug-in for Visual Studio
.NET. Powerful, Python-specific features within the familiar Visual
Studio environment provide ease of use and accelerated development cycles"

> Some articles explain why the zope can't port from
> CPython to JPython. But how about a rebuild in pure
> java/cpp/c#? is it possible and deserved?

Because IMHO the best thing about Zope *is* Python. Take away Python and
it would be much less powerful. The thought of writing a product in C#
gives me the willies ;)

There is a PHP port of some bits out there if you are curious BTW :)
  Andy McKay