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O'Reilly News: Why I Promote Python

Mar 03, 2000, 04:33 (35 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Prescod)

[ Thanks to S.Ramaswamy for this link. ]

"It's easy to understand why I use Python. It's flexible, easy, and powerful in a way that cannot be matched by other mainstream languages. If you use Python, then you know what I am talking about. If you do not, you will eventually; and then you'll know what I am talking about."

"Selfishly speaking, I want to live in a world where most software is written in a decent programming language. Java is decent, and I don't mind it. Therefore I don't begrudge its success. But I consider it a proprietary language surrounded by a re-invent-the-wheel culture."

"I do not consider Perl decent for reasons that will become clear, and I do hope that Python takes most of its popularity. I refuse to become proficient in "indecent" languages."

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