Is Python overhyped (just like Java)?
oren-py-l at hishome.net
Sun Mar 30 10:23:16 CEST 2003
"Just like Java"?
The budget for Sun's orignal "Write Once, Run Anywhere" campaign is
estimated to be between $60 and $90 million. Sun must have spent several
times as much on promotion since 1995.
That kind of money buys a whole lot of hype.
Python never had a mutimillion dollar promotion campaign. People 'hyping'
Python are doing it simply because they feel excited about finding a great
language and a wonderful community that they feel the urge to share it
with others. They don't have a specific product to sell and they are not
just repeating the advertising drilled into their heads.
Is Python better than language X for doing Y? You be the judge.
Is Python a language that people tend to get excited about? Definitely.
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