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The Incredible Growth of Python (stackoverflow.blog)


On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 5:27 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
> Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>:
>
>> On 9/9/2017 6:31 AM, Pavol Lisy wrote:
>>> Interesting reading:
>>> https://stackoverflow.blog/2017/09/06/incredible-growth-python/?cb=1
>>
>> So much for Python 3 having killed python ;-)
>
> Hasn't yet, but it would have been interesting to see the 2/3 divide in
> the stats.
>
> One shouldn't get complacent. Ten years ago Nokia had a 40% global
> market share in cell phones. Now they're gone.
>
> The clouds I see looming over Python's head are:
>
>  * 2-to-3 migration

If that was going to kill Python, it would have had some impact by
now. There are students learning Python *today* who are never going to
have to worry about the migration, because they're learning Python 3.

>  * static type annotation

I'm not seeing very much of this in the wild yet, but honestly, it's
not that big a deal. You can ignore it if you want to.

>  * asyncio with its a-dialect

Actually, I think this one is a huge enough feature that it's going to
be a big thing to *drive* the uptake of Python.

ChrisA