Python use growing or shrinking

holger krekel pyth at devel.trillke.net
Wed Jan 22 03:31:29 CET 2003


Greg Brunet wrote:
> Just as a point of information, I was reading this article about Java
> and the recent ruling that MS must include it in Windows & .NET
> (http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2003/01/21/java/print.html). It
> had a link to this site (http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm) which ranks
> Python as a "B" status language with declining popularity.
> 
> There's only a general discussion of their methodology, and I'm not
> arguing that one should choose a language solely because of it's
> popularity or rate of increase/decrease (and what's up with RPG having
> the second fastest growth rate!?!).  Still, it's it provides another
> viewpoint on 'the language wars'.

Question is: is it a weapon or a view on language wars? 

I know a lot of programmers who are currently getting 
into python.  Python usage certainly isn't decreasing in 
my world.  I certainly don't take random job offers, 
advertisements or randomg google searches as a significant 
indicator especially for free software developments.  

But free softare actually *drives* the web and email networks 
which .Net & Java types are constantly *hyping* about.
For a more serious source regarding my last statement 
look e.g. at:

    http://www.netcraft.com/survey

regards,

    holger





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