[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Feb 9 20:06:35 CET 2012

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Andrew McNabb <amcnabb at mcnabbs.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 10:44:42AM -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I am guessing in part that's a function of resistance to change, and in
> > part it means PyPy hasn't gotten enough mindshare yet. (Raise your hand
> if
> > you have PyPy installed on one of your systems. Raise your hand if you
> use
> > it. Raise your hand if you are a PyPy contributor. :-)
> I don't know if you actually want replies, but I'll bite.  I have pypy
> installed (from the standard Fedora pypy package), and for a particular
> project it provided a 20x speedup.  I'm not a PyPy contributor, but I'm
> a believer.
> I would use PyPy everywhere if it worked with Python 3 and scipy.  My
> apologies if this was just a rhetorical question. :)

Thanks for replying, it was not a rhetorical question. It's something I'm
considering asking during my keynote at PyCon next month.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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