Why is python not written in C++ ?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Thu Aug 5 00:45:30 CEST 2010

In message <i3bseh$kfm$1 at reader1.panix.com>, Grant Edwards wrote:

> The problem has nothing to do with the relative merits of the
> languages.  The problem is inertia.

So how was C++ able to get popular in the first place? And how was Java able 
to grab some share from it?

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