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Python and the space shuttle

Dan Shafer: Space shuttle engineers use Python to streamline mission design.

"We achieve immediate functioning code so much faster in Python than in any other language that it’s staggering," says Friedrich. "Java and C++, for example, have much more baggage you have to understand just to get a functioning piece of software.

Python advocacy doesn’t get much better than this.

This is Python and the space shuttle by Simon Willison, posted on 18th June 2002.

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