Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Why Web Programming Matters Most

Couldn't agree more. Have developed untold lines of software in everything from Fortran/Basic/Pascal/Forth/APL, to C/C++/ObjC/Java and Python. While I still use C/C++/ObjC/Java occasionally, I stick to Python whenever I can because it is just better. That said however, I share the concern for Python's future because I'm selfish and don't want my Python relegated to the scrape heap of unsupported languages somewhere down the road. I fear that Python's inability to cohesively embrace the challenge of web-based apps provides too much opening for some lesser species to proliferate and push out other options in the same way the the Unix community failed to create a cohesive offering and allowed the M$ virus to proliferate so widely. I don't mind having lots of choices (I've tried most of the web app development frameworks out there at one time or another), but I would like to see a really well-engineered choice integrated into the Standard Library so that the community as a whole could focus its resources and deliver a knock-out punch in the world of web apps. Add my vote should you present this to the Powers That Be ...
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