He lists the four main fears that their managers had to face in adopting Python:
- Recruiting - It turns out that smart and innovative people are attracted by Python .Innovative smart people can also learn Python very quickly.
- Maturity - not only is Python very solid, so is IronPython. The code is stable, the smart features work, the community is responsive and the libraries are rich. The only downside is the IDE and Visual studio integration, but this is progressing as well.
- Performance - Python flexibility allowed extremely fast optimizations at the system and algorithmic levels, without requiring premature optimization. The system and algorithm changes are the ones critical in a real world environment. Some issues are showing up, but it seems they can be solved with a reasonable cost.