Is Python overhyped (just like Java)?

Oren Tirosh oren-py-l at
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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