Pycon disappointment

lbonafide at lbonafide at
Mon Mar 17 01:08:43 CET 2008

On Mar 16, 2:43 pm, Robert Hicks <sigz... at> wrote:
> On Mar 16, 12:38 pm, lbonaf... at wrote:
> > On Mar 16, 6:10 am, Bruce Eckel < at> wrote:
> > > I think a lot of people have been caught up in the idea that we need
> > > to commercialize Python, and ride some kind of wave of publicity the
> > > way that Java and C# and Rails seem to have done.
> > This coming from someone who caught the Java wave and rode it for a
> > decade.
> Doesn't that make him better to see the problems with it?

Sure, but he dumped C++ (a truly non-commercial language) like a bad
habit for the latest silver bullet ten years ago.  Complaints against
Java's commercial nature now ring a bit hollow.

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