Year of Python
September 5, 2004
From the IM logs:
Joyce: Boy, this is definitely the Year of Python
Joyce: Last year, people said “Python might be OK for prototyping Java”
Joyce: This year, it’s more like “Java is the new COBOL”
Murphy: python has been, if you’ll excuse the pun, creeping up on us for a while.
Murphy: it’s funny, because python has had some killer apps for a while, but they’ve been pretty invisible
Joyce: Like what?
Murphy: things like Mailman
Joyce: Oh, that’s Python?