[BangPypers] Regarding Python popularity

Dhananjay Nene dhananjay.nene at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 12:28:12 CET 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Good point.

There was a post I wrote along similar lines (thought this was in the
context of Scala)

Some might consider it a digression but I thought it was important in the
context of the point brought out by Noufal.

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