REPOST: Re: Python Popularity: Questions and Comments

Jonathan Feinberg jdf at pobox.com
Fri Dec 28 06:43:04 CET 2001


"A. Keyton Weissinger" <keyton at weissinger.org> writes:

> If it is as "X" as we all say/know/feel-in-our-hearts that it is, why is
> there so very little real commercial appeal?

[snip]

> OK. At this point, I will get probably 3-10 messages public or private
> saying that Python does not attempt to answer the same niche.

It has nothing whatsoever to do with the merits.  It's entirely about
marketing.  It's about pointy-headed Chief Technical Officers who have
heard that Java is a good "enterprise" language, etc.

-- 
Jonathan Feinberg   jdf at pobox.com   New York, NY
http://pobox.com/~jdf

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