Is Python "venerable"?

Barry W Brown brownbar at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 04:53:48 CET 2013


On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:45:53 PM UTC-6, Roy Smith wrote:
> A quote from Computer World (http://tinyurl.com/bxqjed8):
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> "... the Python Software Foundation (PSF) - a non-profit supporting the 
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> venerable Python programming language ..."
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> Venerable?  Come on.  Fortran is venerable.  Cobol is venerable.  Old 
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> farts use things that are venerable.  I don't want to be an old fart 
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> (not that I have much say in the matter).
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> I use Python because I want to be one of the cool kids, doing new hip 
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> stuff.  Has the language really progressed to the point where it's being 
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> called "venerable"?  If I want to be one of the cool kids, am I now 
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> going to have to switch to Lua or Scala or (please, no) JavaScript?

Homer Simpson put it accurately last night.  "I used to be with it when
I was younger.  But it moved and now what I am with is no longer it."



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