REPOST: Re: Two languages, too similar, competing in the same space.
jkraska at san.rr.com
Thu Dec 27 18:04:47 EST 2001
>And I like and respect Matz and the whole Ruby community. I wish them well.
>But I recognize that their success may, on the margins at least, slow down
I would think it more likely that Matz will simply pick up many
folks who know Japanese but not English fluently. The world is a
very large place, where even niche variants of programming languages
can attract followings sizeable enough to give languages for those
niches momentum. This would characterize Python's early history, as
a matter of fact.
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