Is Python "venerable"?

Roy Smith roy at
Wed Feb 20 03:45:53 CET 2013

A quote from Computer World (

"... the Python Software Foundation (PSF) - a non-profit supporting the 
venerable Python programming language ..."

Venerable?  Come on.  Fortran is venerable.  Cobol is venerable.  Old 
farts use things that are venerable.  I don't want to be an old fart 
(not that I have much say in the matter).

I use Python because I want to be one of the cool kids, doing new hip 
stuff.  Has the language really progressed to the point where it's being 
called "venerable"?  If I want to be one of the cool kids, am I now 
going to have to switch to Lua or Scala or (please, no) JavaScript?

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