Who uses Python?

walterbyrd walterbyrd at iname.com
Tue Jun 5 18:50:18 CEST 2007


On Jun 5, 3:01 am, Maria R <Maria.Reinham... at accalon.com> wrote:
> I tend to agree with some earlier poster that if you use Python you
> are, in a sense, a programmer :o)
>

Yes, in a sense. But, in another sense, that is sort of like saying
that people who post on message boards are "writers."

I should have been more clear, when I posted "programmers" I meant
"professional programmers" i.e. people who develop software
applications for a living.

I am getting the idea that most python "programmers" use python more
like a tool, rather than as their primary specialization. In other
words, python is usually not the primary specialization. I think this
is different than other languages, such as Java, or even PHP. Few
python users are specifically "python programmers" rather, they are
data analysts, scientists, etc. who use python in the same way that
some might use excel - as a tool.

 BTW: I am seriously impressed with the stuff that many here are doing
with python. And I would like to thank those who responded to my
post.




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