Long Live Python!

Edward Wilson web2ed at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 11 15:54:46 CEST 2001


Paul Prescod <paulp at ActiveState.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.994804336.23495.python-list at python.org>...
> Kemp Randy-W18971 wrote:
> > 
> > So an interesting question is raised.  If PHP and Ruby are gaining
> > acceptance because they address business needs, what needs to be done to
> > carry Python in that direction?  And while Java may be slow, Sun pushing it
> > for business solutions also gives that language acceptance.  How can Python
> > become as popular as Perl, Java, or PHP?
> 
> Perl, Java and PHP all grew popular by solving a particular problem at a
> particular time, better than any other language. (I'm thinking of system
> administration/CGI, Applets and web page generation). Perl and Java grew
> into general purpose languages over time. The jury is still out on PHP.

What about shipping Python with optimized niche extensions along with
the standard distribution?

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