[Python-Dev] And the winner is...

Mike Coleman tutufan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 18:39:17 CEST 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 9:54 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> Yeah, I also think I'll just stop developing Python now and suggest
> that you all switch to Java, which has clearly won the mindshare war
> for languages. :-)

Heh.  :-)

Guess I should have said "mindshare among people whose technical
opinions I give weight to".  In that sense, Python mindshare seems to
have been and to still be increasing steadily.  (My Magic 8-ball says
"future unclear" for Java.)

The TIOBE index is entertaining, if you haven't seen it before:


> But is his humility enough to cancel out Linus's attitude?

Why would I want to do that?  :-)

Seriously--thanks for all of your responses.  If it wasn't clear, I
was asking because I was curious about whether and why I should look
some more at hg.  I would never dream of trying to change anyone's


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