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Google and Python usage

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Everybody says Google uses Python, but I've never seen it... until I
came across this, for the Google AdWords support page:

https://adwords.google.com/support/b...c.py?topic=102

Is that a .py I spy?

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Jul 18 '05 #1
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David M. Cooke wrote:
Everybody says Google uses Python, but I've never seen it... until I
came across this, for the Google AdWords support page:

https://adwords.google.com/support/b...c.py?topic=102

Is that a .py I spy?


I guess so, but in any case the usual use of Python attributed
to Google is not something you *would* see, as it's always been
said to be on the back end, collecting and indexing the sites
in the first place, not on the front end. Nice to see their
use of it is growing even beyond that...

-Peter
Jul 18 '05 #2

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co**********@physics.mcmaster.ca (David M. Cooke) writes:
Everybody says Google uses Python, but I've never seen it...


In almost all my web sites, i use only python but you'll never see a .py
page...

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Jul 18 '05 #3

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"Peter Hansen" <pe***@engcorp.com> wrote in message
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David M. Cooke wrote:
Everybody says Google uses Python, but I've never seen it... until I
came across this, for the Google AdWords support page:

https://adwords.google.com/support/b...c.py?topic=102

Is that a .py I spy?


I guess so, but in any case the usual use of Python attributed
to Google is not something you *would* see, as it's always been
said to be on the back end, collecting and indexing the sites
in the first place, not on the front end. Nice to see their
use of it is growing even beyond that...


I think it reasonable to suppose that they also use Python to prototype and
test new features and algorithms that later get either discarded or recoded
in C or whatever for speed. They rerun at least some programs enough times
that recoding can pay off in reduced hardware costs. But their continued
success depends on staying nimbly ahead of the competition.

Terry J. Reedy


Jul 18 '05 #4

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