Why is python not written in C++ ?

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Thu Aug 5 01:04:50 CEST 2010


On 2010-08-04, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> 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?

Building on C's popularity helped.

> And how was Java able to grab some share from it?

Good question.  Both IBM and Sun put a lot of effort/money behind
Java.

-- 
Grant




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