* Posts by CGM

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Database spin on Sun's Python hires

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Trendy today, boring tomorrow

I didn't mean to imply that Python will disappear, just that Sun's support can be fickle. Who now remembers TeamWare, the source revision control system they once promoted, or that they once sold the Unify database? But they were closed-source systems, open-source goes on with or without corporate backing, so Tcl lives on long after SunScript was dumped, and no doubt Python will too.


Here today, gone tomorrow

So Python is Sun's new flavour of the month. Don't bet on it lasting though. Just 10 years ago they were promoting Tcl in the same role and now they have forgotten it completely - http://wiki.tcl.tk/1413