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I think Python is both prescriptive and widely popular.



I have found Python to break down as I scale it into a larger system spanning multiple directories and modules.

It's fine for bashing out 3-4 file programs. It's a decently high-entropy language.

It's a bloody lousy hacking language because of the prescriptiveness.

I'd rather use Common Lisp, and I do, for personal stuff.


It's also one of the more readable languages in existence and it's implicitly championed by an IT juggernaut.


It was popular before Google started championing it.


Not for production code it isn't.


As compared to ? Python is very popular.


Good point. I would be interested to learn about the history of Python's adoption from this point of view.




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