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SunWorld: Python reaches for stardom, Object-oriented scripting languages shows signs of celebrity

Dec 24, 1999, 16:38 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird, Kathryn Soraiz)

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"The Eighth International Python Conference will be held in Arlington, Va., during the week of January 24, and if you're not planning to attend, you might want to reconsider. It will be a great chance to immerse yourself in the culture of scripting, as well as its technology...."

"Beyond education, however, the mid-January conference has the potential to be a watershed in Python's social, if not technical, history. It's a handy peg on which to hang the bagful of Python news that has come out recently."

"Granted, much of that news is commercial. Since its origins as a species of educational experiment, Python activity has been dominated by academic motivations. Pythoneers delight in constructing metaobjects, modeling arcane physics or human behaviors, and refining their language toward ideals of purity and rigor. However, along with the usual density of technical achievements -- including stackless Python, Python inside Java, three-dimensional Python, tuning Python for type safety, and more -- Python displays a number of symptoms of growing business respectability...."

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