When will Python go mainstream like Java?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Feb 24 15:02:17 CET 2010


Stefan Behnel wrote:
> Chris Rebert, 23.02.2010 06:45:
>> Indeed. Python is at position 7, just behind C#, in the TIOBE Index:
>> http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
> 
> That index is clearly flawed. A language like PHP (whatever that is
> supposed to be comparable with) can't possibly be on the rise, can it?
> 
Interesting that you are willing to trust your gut feeling against an
established survey. All indexes are flawed, they are merely flawed in
different ways is all. I track TIOBE because it shows trends. Python's
absolute position on the list doesn't interest me so much.

regards
 Steve
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