[python-advocacy] Obstacles to the adoption of Python

David Boddie david at boddie.org.uk
Sat Mar 22 14:47:12 CET 2008

On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 02:36:10 -0500, Jeff Rush wrote:
> Aahz wrote:

> > I believe that overall the right approach should focus on increasing the
> > Python community.
> This is not clear - "increase the Python community <what>"?

I understand "the Python community" as meaning the collection of people who

 * actively participate in public forums,
 * develop Python implementations or maintain the infrastructure for them,
 * improve the resources available for learning Python,
 * write packages and modules to increase the applicability of the language,

and so on. Basically, those who participate in the public ecosystem around
the language.

Increasing Python usage by simply getting more people to use it doesn't
sound so great if all the new people are just "consumers" who are only
using Python for the benefits it gives them. Obviously, it's nice if
people see those benefits, even if they never give anything back to
"the community", but are those people worth chasing?


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