Why isn't Python king of the hill?

Sean 'Shaleh' Perry shaleh at valinux.com
Wed May 23 22:13:07 CEST 2001


On 23-May-2001 Mark H wrote:
> The more I use Python, the more I wonder why it hasn't taken the wind
> out of Java's sails?  Now, don't get me wrong, I love Java, but I have
> found I am at least twice as productive in Python than Java, and there
> seems to be very little if anything that you cannot do in Python or a
> Python extension.  Is it because Java has a few big companies behind
> it while Python doesn't?
> 

That plus schools teach Java.  Plus companies push Java.  Plus book companies
have tons of Java books.

Python simply has not reached the mind share.




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