[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Matt Joiner anacrolix at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 18:35:17 CET 2012

>From my own observations, the recent drop is sure to uncertainty with
Python 3, and an increase of alternatives on server side, such as Node.

The transition is only going to get more painful as system critical
software lags on 2.x while users clamour for 3.x. I understand there are
some fundamental problems in running both simultaneously which makes
gradual integration not a possibility. Dynamic typing also doesn't help,
making it very hard to automatically port, and update dependencies.

Lesser reasons include an increasing gap in scalability to multicore
compared with other languages (the GIL being the gorilla here,
multiprocessing is unacceptable as long as native threading is the only
supported concurrency mechanism), and a lack of enthusiasm from key
technologies and vendors: GAE, gevent, matplotlib, are a few encountered
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