The Python Paradox: "I didn't mean by this that Java programmers are dumb. I meant that Python programmers are smart. It's a lot of work to learn a new programming language. And people don't learn Python because it will get them a job; they learn it because they genuinely like to program and aren't satisfied with the languages they already know. Which makes them exactly the kind of programmers companies should want to hire."
There are, of course, many very very bright Java programmers out there. But there are also a huge number of "I learnt it 'cos my company made me, only in it for the money" types using Java. Burger flippers don't only use VB! Whereas Python programmers are on average of an enormously high standard indeed. (After all, even I can't drag the average down that far; I'm only one man.)Posted to Python by Simon Brunning at August 16, 2004 01:03 PM