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"October Headline: Python programming language number 1!
For the first time in more than 20 years we have a new leader of the pack: the Python programming language. The long-standing hegemony of Java and C is over. Python, which started as a simple scripting language, as an alternative to Perl, has become mature. Its ease of learning, its huge amount of libraries, and its widespread use in all kinds of domains, has made it the most popular programming language of today. Congratulations Guido van Rossum! Proficiat! -- Paul Jansen CEO TIOBE Software"

Python has long been the most popular language in PYPL.

PYPL (PopularitY of Programming Language):

--- Code: ---Rank Language Share Trend
1 Python 29.66 % -2.1 %
2 Java 17.18 % +0.8 %
3 JavaScript 8.81 % +0.4 %
4 C# 7.3 % +1.1 %
5 C/C++ 6.48 % +0.7 %
6 PHP 5.92 % +0.1 %
7 R 4.09 % +0.2 %
8 Objective-C 2.24 % -1.2 %
9 TypeScript 1.91 % +0.1 %
10 Kotlin 1.9 % +0.3 %
--- End code ---

Merits and demerits of language:

read that gazillion times..  ::)

I am sick of such "sums"

Folks can obviously sum decently enough to conclude pretty much 90% of everthing in use comes from C (in such not even in need to sum C++..)

Sum ANDROID (linux kernel) all AVR small gizmos - native C compiled ....

They need to teach some fancy crap which is not total POSIX safe and can run on any crap console..

BINGO! forget C/C++, PERL even lua GO and RUST ..

no to mention uncle google is making a serious sponsor to promote RUST in place of C...  ::)

I am waiting this round .. RUST !!! RUST!!!   ^-^

Forget C..  this is too OLD crap..


I started using Python almost 20 years ago to test safety PLC code. I needed to render the code and ensure its suitability.
I started by learning some Perl to get the job done, but soon some colleagues at work showed me the power and simplicity of Python and I never went back to Perl again.
I love the expressiveness of the language and its ease of reading, among the many qualities that have already been mentioned.

I deal with both .. being PERL mostly since 90s as it came very very earlier..

IMHO - there is not  a chance in hell to compare PERL with Python.

PERL has probably an order of magnitude better and safer code (
Integrated very close to UNIX being POSIX compliant ...

And a hell order of magnitude better organized.
Streams PIPES and sockets are just native as in any shell.

On the other hand it takes a pretty long time to master..
And all goodies are there.. bindings to all toolkits.. Gtk,Qt/Wx  Curses..

Python may be "easy"  for shallow programmers.
But the lack of closures...

The odd dependency of spaces and a pretty much pathetic organized library set...
result in a messy deploy usage base where a simple "version" mismatch throw a dependency exception

Never happens that in PERL.
You can upgrade the site and things keep running .. sometimes a minor glitch.

Tried to upgrade python several times.. 90% times it fails
Requiring FULL SITE ditch and re install..

Messy  pretty thing.

Never wasted more time on that.. although a lot of people like this...
usually they came from windoossss non POSIX messy  rolling rocks...



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