[lsb-discuss] Why python was chosen as a part of LSB?

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Tue Jun 10 08:02:42 UTC 2014


On Jun 9 18:43 Jeff Licquia wrote (excerpt):

> On 06/09/2014 05:27 PM, Net Kgk wrote (excerpt):
>> ... I just want to know, why python is a part of LSB.
> - Python is popular, especially on Linux; every distro ships with
> Python support.

I think an important point is not yet made sufficiently clear.

I am not at all a LSB expert but as far as I know LSB does not dictate
in advance what the standard is and then Linux distributors obey.
Actually it works the other way round:
The Linux community does "something new" and then LSB tries to define
a common standard as an attempt to have that "something new" in a
same/compatible way on all Linux distributions so that in the end
third party applications that need this "something new" can be more
easily built and used on Linux distributions that comply with LSB.

As far as I understand it, LSB is the wrong addressee why Python
is a de facto standard language in Linux nowadays.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
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