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TIOBE declares Python as programming language of 2007!

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Cool! We knew it would happen one day :)
What could be the reason? Python 3? Jython 2.2? Java's loss of
sexiness?

What I would like to know is what it was that boosted Python's
popularity in 2004 (see http://www.tiobe.com/tiobe_index/Python.html).
Equally interesting is the question why it dropped shortly after.

2B
Jan 7 '08 #2
Berco Beute schrieb:
Cool! We knew it would happen one day :)
What could be the reason? Python 3? Jython 2.2? Java's loss of
sexiness?
I'd say Java was never sexy, but dressed up in expensive lingerie by
marketing maniacs...

Diez
Jan 7 '08 #3
On Jan 7, 12:53 pm, Berco Beute <cybe...@gmail.comwrote:
Cool! We knew it would happen one day :)
What could be the reason? Python 3? Jython 2.2? Java's loss of
sexiness?
Python eats Perls lunch as a scripting language.
Jan 7 '08 #4
On Jan 7, 9:27 am, Kay Schluehr <kay.schlu...@gmx.netwrote:
On Jan 7, 12:53 pm, Berco Beute <cybe...@gmail.comwrote:
Cool! We knew it would happen one day :)
What could be the reason? Python 3? Jython 2.2? Java's loss of
sexiness?

Python eats Perls lunch as a scripting language.
Even better, it is not threatened by Ruby as many from the buzzword-
ridden RoR crowd would like to believe.
Jan 7 '08 #5
Diez B. Roggisch a écrit :
Berco Beute schrieb:
>Cool! We knew it would happen one day :)
What could be the reason? Python 3? Jython 2.2? Java's loss of
sexiness?


I'd say Java was never sexy, but dressed up in expensive lingerie by
marketing maniacs...
+2 QOTW
Diez
Jan 7 '08 #6
Berco Beute wrote:
What I would like to know is what it was that boosted Python's
popularity in 2004 (see http://www.tiobe.com/tiobe_index/Python.html).
Equally interesting is the question why it dropped shortly after.
They explain the discontinuity on the index page in the FAQ.
Richard
Jan 7 '08 #7
On Jan 7, 10:55 am, monkeyda...@mailinator.com wrote:
Seehttp://www.tiobe.com/index.htm?tiobe_index.

Marc
ohloh "Monthly Commits by Language"
also shows Python open-source work being healthy:
http://tinyurl.com/2wcadu
If you remove C/C++ the other languages can be more easily compared.
(C/C++ I see as the bedrock language of open-source):
http://tinyurl.com/2u76d9

- Paddy.

Jan 8 '08 #8

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