python a bust?

Emile van Sebille emile at
Sat Nov 15 04:11:38 CET 2003

Brandon J. Van Every:
> All surveys I've ever seen about language use have roughly the same
> of magnitude, and most are much less generous to Python than 8%.
> Truthfully, people will not buy more Python books until Python is
used more
> prevailantly.
> That's where real marketing efforts "like the big boys" come in.
The Python
> community can either grow the market for the language, or it can
> and be regarded as a has-been 5 years from now.


That 8% sounds familiar...  something about Apple's market share in
PCs 10-15 years ago or Sony's in TVs about the same time.  Python
should be as much a has-been in 10-15 years.


Emile van Sebille
emile at

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