Regarding the future direction of Python: in my own use and that of
colleagues I find that Python is used more as a replacement for C
programs than as an improved perl or sh; interactive use tends to be
fairly simple (e.g. testing code I've just written, or as a
calculator). I couldn't do without interactive Python (nor with the
command line editing) but I wouldn't use it to replace the shell
either. What do other people use interactive Python for?
I'm leaving today for a vacation until July 30, so don't expect the
quick answers from me to all sorts of questions you're used to...
--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <email@example.com>
"Well ass a matter of fact it's *very* runny, sir"