Python in the future

Ed elb at
Wed Apr 19 18:22:31 CEST 2000

Python will be there for NOAA 5 and 10 years from now.  Why?  Here's
conventional answer --- it's free so you can get the source and maintain it
yourslef if you want.  The real scare for organizational commitment is not
existence, but rather support --- will the number of Python users and level
of user-to-user support be the same or bigger in 5 to 10 years?... I feel
comfortable saying yes because Python is easy and it fills so many roles.

j vickroy wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm relatively new to Python and am trying to gain support for it at my
> work place.  To that end, I'm giving a brief (overview) presentation.
> One of the items I have been asked to consider is where will Python be
> 5-10 years from now.  I certainly don't know where C++ or Java will be
> in that time frame!  Any ideas on where to research the future plans for
> Python would be appreciated.
> Thanks for your time,
> - jv

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