Could Python supplant Java?

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at opus-gmbh.net
Tue Aug 20 18:19:55 CEST 2002


In article <1fh7m46.1rm1rwrubs0naN%ftl at pobox.com>, Peter Perlsø wrote:
> netvegetable <deathtospam43423 at altavista.com> wrote:
> 
>> Not offering any personal opinion on this conjecture, but a lot of people
>> are saying that java has failed to become a widely accepted cross platform
>> language for applications.
> 
> I disagree. Java has 10 years of evolution, marketing and buzzworkign
> behind it.

Less than 10 years. Java emerged in 1996, if I'm not mistaken. And it
matured only a few years ago.

> Python is new

Certainly not. You apparently know zilch about Python.

Oldest Python announcement I could find via groups.google.com (from 1991):
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=2986%40charon.cwi.nl&oe=UTF-8&output=gplain
Python 1.0 in CVS (8 years old):
    http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/python/python/dist/src/?only_with_tag=release100

> and immature.

The two implementations (CPython and Jython) - certainly not.
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