When will Python go mainstream like Java?

Martin P. Hellwig martin.hellwig at dcuktec.org
Wed Feb 24 17:38:57 CET 2010


On 02/24/10 16:05, Peter Parker wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>> At 12.34 pm on November 13, 2011
>>
>
> At December 21, 2012 at 11:11 am (according to the Maya calendar)

On August 29, 1997, Java became mainstream. In a panic, Microsoft tried 
to embrace, extend and exterminate the system, prompting Sun to 
retaliate with a lawsuit, knowing that Microsoft's counterattack would 
eliminate all its main competitors in the U.S. This initiates an 
indeterminately long period of new language development culminating in a 
battle against corporate monopoly, which gained ever-increasing 
capabilities of FUD.

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mph



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