a different question: can you earn a living with *just* python?

Antoine De Groote antoine at vo.lu
Tue Sep 26 22:10:41 CEST 2006

John Salerno wrote:
> It's a nice thought that a person can earn a living programming with 
> Python, which is fun enough to use just for its own sake. But for 
> someone like me (i.e. no programming experience) it's always a little 
> disheartening to see that most (if not all) job descriptions that ask 
> for Python still require some C/C++ or other language knowledge. I 
> suppose this isn't an issue if you studied CS in college, because you 
> would have been exposed to many languages.
> But what if you are an expert Python program and have zero clue about 
> other languages? Can you still earn a living that way, or do most/all 
> companies require multiple language proficiency?
> (I suppose this isn't exactly a Python problem, either. I'm sure even 
> companies that don't use Python still use multiple languages. Maybe it 
> isn't a good idea to focus entirely on a single language, depending on 
> the job at hand.)

hmm, I don't know, but I can't imagine someone being a Python (or any 
other language) wizard, without knowing other languages. Does that even 


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