Python surpasses Perl in popularity?

Steve Holden steve at
Wed Nov 26 14:19:24 CET 2008

Roy Smith wrote:
> In article <slrngip03p.c1v.grahn+nntp at>,
>  Jorgen Grahn <grahn+nntp at> wrote:
>> Hard to take a popularity index seriously when Logo is at #19 and
>> Bourne shell at #32 ... and then they suggest that their readers can
>> use it "to make a strategic decision about what programming language
>> should be adopted when starting to build a new software system".
> When you've seen some of the shell scripts I've seen, it's not hard to 
> imagine that logo might be a better choice of programming language.


In fact all that's really happened is that Perl has slid down the ranks,
at least temporarily. Python has been around the 6/7 mark for a while now.

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