[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Feb 10 00:07:18 CET 2012

On 2/9/2012 1:26 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Masklinn <masklinn at masklinn.net
> <mailto:masklinn at masklinn.net>> wrote:
>     On 2012-02-09, at 19:03 , Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>      > The choice of which garbage collection implementation (ref
>     counting is garbage collection) is a quality of implementation
>     detail, not a language feature.
>     That's debatable, it's an implementation detail with very different
>     semantics which tends to leak out into usage patterns of the
>     language (as it did with CPython, which basically did not get fixed
>     in the community until Pypy started ascending),
> I think it was actually Jython that first sensitized the community to
> this issue.

Yes, it was. The first PyPy status blog in Oct 2007
long before any practical release, was a year after the 2.5 release.

Terry Jan Reedy

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