[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 19:51:20 -0400

[Alex Martelli]
> ...
> Judging by languages such as C or C++, stability seems paramount;
> yet Java churned a lot and still managed to spread a lot too (not
> without a lot of help from high-$$$ marketing efforts, though).

Not to be cynical <wink>, but what those all have in common is the visible
backing of multi-billion dollar companies.  Ditto Visual Basic from MS.
Python will enjoy that status too just as soon as people start posting in
outraged droves about Zope Corp's monopoly over the half-trillion dollar web
content market.