Is Python "venerable"?

MRAB python at
Wed Feb 20 04:09:08 CET 2013

On 2013-02-20 02:45, Roy Smith wrote:
> 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?
I believe that the cools kids don't use the word "hip" any more.

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