Python mascot proposal

Peter Hansen peter at
Thu Dec 16 17:51:18 CET 2004

EP wrote:
>>It's a great marketing idea. There was a thread recently on Python-dev
>>that started with a message from Guido, where he talks about a
>>seemingly persistent perception that exists in the specialized press
>>regarding Python as a flexible, nice, but generally slow (or slower
>>than the alternatives) language. 
> Perception of the press: Python is "flexible, nice, but generally slow"

Which press?  I know lots of programmers who have religious issues
about (against) Python believe this, or claim to, or want to, but
I haven't seen a lot of "press" coverage of Python's supposed slowness...

Or was this just a guess on your part?


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