An Introduction to Python on IBM i, Part 1
August 25, 2010 Garry Taylor
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When we think of programming on IBM i, our minds usually turn to the venerable RPG, or maybe CL. Some of us will think of ILE C, and those who frequently entertain dinner guests from IBM will have the word “Java” seared into their brain, and mistakenly use “EGL” instead of friends’ names. However, ask a UNIX or Linux aficionado to name a scripting language, and they will probably come up with Perl, Ruby, or very likely, Python.
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