[BangPypers] Regarding Python popularity

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 12:20:07 CET 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:
> On Monday 08 Feb 2010 4:17:23 pm Dhananjay Nene wrote:
>> So to put it simply - there is no simple cut and dry answer. If you look
>> beyond the Marketing and a bit of the resultant herd mentality, you will
>> realise that most languages have a good sweetspot they manage to excel at.
>> And thats what drives popularity
> excellent answer - but you should add that choice of language and platform is
> most often done by suits without domain knowledge and on extraneous
> considerations[..]

The converse where 'hackers' don't understand the forces that drive
businesses is equally (if not more) true.

Managers who manage people and are answerable to customers and have to
worry about things like their superstar Python programmer deciding
that the manager spoke to him the wrong way and leaving the company.
He has to worry about being able to find talent, he has to worry about
how much to pay the people, existing codebases and tons of other
things that (more often than not), the 'rockstar programmer' misses
with his purely tech driven myopic view of the real world.


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