More on hiring Pythoneers by Paul Graham

by Uche Ogbuji

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Apparently in his article "Great Hackers" Paul Graham caused a storm with the following comment: "The programmers you'll be able to hire to work on a Java project won't be as smart as the ones you could get to work on a project written in Python." I don't hang abut Java circles so I wasn't aware of any controversy. Graham's off-hand comment was interesting, but in clarifying his thoughts, I think he has really written an on-the-money essay. Of course, I can't imagine it will mollify many of those who were originally offended.

You you think some languages attract better programmers than others?