[Python-Dev] Re: Re: 2.4 news reaches interesting places

Stephan Deibel sdeibel at wingware.com
Mon Dec 13 19:24:58 CET 2004

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Batista, Facundo wrote:
> [Stephan Deibel]
> #- For example, a September article in InfoWorld said "But the 
> #- big winner
> #- this time around is the object-oriented scripting language 
> #- Python, which
> #- saw a 6 percent gain in popularity, almost doubling last 
> #- year's results."
> How big are the chances that SourceForge numbers actually could be
> extrapolated to the rest of the universe?

Not very good, I think.  I suspect the vast majority of programmers have
never heard of source forge.  

I'm actually surprised that it's only 4.7% on source forge -- that seems
to indicate Python is doing quite a bit better in the non-open source
world than on SF.  Interesting... wouldn't be surprised if this is because
the speed myth has stronger hold among hacker types than business
programmer types.

If people feel this is getting off-topic for python-dev, there is also
the mostly dormant marketing-python list:


(the trolls have been removed)

- Stephan

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