Friday, April 04, 2003


Python is an Agile programming language!

There, I said it, so now everyone can stop using terms like scripting and interpreted or high-level that either have negative connotations or don't really get across why Python is so great. Just say Python is an agile programming language. Note that Java and C# are not agile languages, but that Ruby probably is based on what I know about Ruby. If you use Jython with Java that also counts as agile.

Ward Cunningham and I came up with the idea of calling Python an agile language during an evening get-together on March 14th with Brian Ingerson. We tried using the term all evening and it seemed to work. Since then, I've brought it up with people at PyCon and other events and everyone seems to like the term. It looks like we have a winner.


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