Python's popularity

r rt8396 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 17:06:35 CET 2008


On Dec 23, 8:21 am, Thorsten Kampe <thors... at thorstenkampe.de> wrote:
> * r (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:44:32 -0800 (PST))>
>
> > Steve Holden
> > > What makes you assume this is a zero-sum game, and that Python won't
> > > survive if any other language becomes popular. Every language borrows
> > > from those that came before it. Terms like "outright plagiarism" don't
> > > encourage rational debate, and make you seem like a troll who is more
> > > interested in stirring up controversy than actually doing things to help
> > > promote the language.
>
> > This is a war Steve, and i will explain why. Python does not need to
> > compete with perl, lisp, C, basic, etc, etc. WHY, well because python
> > is SO radically different than those languages. Ruby on the other
> > hand, took most from python, the only difference is Ruby's full OO
> > integration.(12.method()). Since Ruby is so similar to python [...]
>
> You don't have a single clue about neither Python nor Ruby:
> 'According to the Ruby FAQ, "If you like Perl, you will like Ruby and be
> right at home with its syntax. [...] If you like Python, you may or may
> not be put off by the huge difference in design philosophy between
> Python and Ruby/Perl."'[1]
>
> Thorsten
> [1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_(programming_language)#Semantics

Thats "Thurstan", thank you very much! :)



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