Wednesday, January 28, 2009

C remains popular while Python is still low-key.

An interesting entry cites the C programming language as the most popular choice for new open source projects. There are also some other languages that followed C as popular choices. Python wasn't one of them.

So what does this mean? Absolutely nothing. It means that there are several existing and successful Python projects out there. Although I'm not a huge fan of some of the other languages mentioned, as a Python developer, I do like C. Python and C interoperability at the system level isn't too difficult to achieve.

Of course, this isn't a requirement. Ideally, if some new killer open source application written in C is made available, you can make bindings between it and your Python application.