Is Python a commercial proposition ?
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Jul 29 21:38:50 CEST 2012
On 7/29/2012 12:01 PM, lipska the kat wrote:
> I'm trying to understand where Python fits into the set of commonly
> available, commercially used languages of the moment.
Ever heard of a little startup called Google? It was built with C, Java,
... and Python. I believe Youtube is scripted in Python.
> Are applications generally written entirely in python
> or is it more often used for a subset of functionality.
Even if the direct application is in Python, if it runs on CPython, it
probably uses modules coded or re-coded in C, and it certainly used
builtin functions and classes coded in C.
The first 'killer app' for Python, in the 1990s, was its use as a glue
language for interactive and batch scientific/numerical computation
mostly done in compiled Fortran.
Terry Jan Reedy
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