Python's popularity

Ben Kaplan bsk16 at
Tue Dec 23 05:09:05 CET 2008

On Dec 22, 2008, at 9:51 PM, r <rt8396 at> wrote:

> On Dec 22, 7:34 pm, Steven D'Aprano
> <ste... at> wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:01:21 -0800, r wrote:
>>> Walter,
>>> I just look at the stats for comp.lang.python, and i am 9th place  
>>> for
>>> most post this month.
>> And about 9,000th place for useful information.
>> --
>> Steven
> I think you missed my point Steven, I was in no way proud of the fact
> of my 9th place rating. It just proves my point to the small following
> of this group. And frankly makes me feel bad.

That's just because most of us don't say anything unless we have  
something useful to say. We prefer to let the experts answer the  
questions, but we read the threads so we can benefit from them. Steven  
was pointing out that the number of posts you made has nothing to do  
with the overall audience of this list or how much real content you  
are contributing

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