Python in the future

Brett g Porter BgPorter at
Wed May 3 17:54:10 CEST 2000

"Courageous" <jkraska1 at> wrote in message
news:390FC76A.59FB5779 at
> > Right now, I see Python being the BETA,
> > and Perl being the VHS.  Maybe in a YEAR or TWO, Python will have gained
> > more support in the industry, and if it doesn't, I see it being replaced
> > just like the BETA machine's did.
> The error in your reasoning occured when you likened computer
> programmers to lemming-like consumers who do what everyone
> else is doing. Since Perl has always had a vastly larger
> presence than Python, but Python is growing in spite of this,
> your analogy seems even further mistaken. Two strikes.......
Another, more serious error in the analogy is that Beta only died as a
consumer format. It's still going strong in the pro video / ENG world. And
it's probably more profitable for Sony as a Pro format because they don't
need to cut their margins to keep volume up.

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