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re: hehe, We ended up doing in GO (what client asks they will get. after all they are paying 😂 ) but without python magic , project deadline was incre...

I'm sorry to hear that.

Next time you need a real counter argument pro-Python for a client that is interested in knowing which big companies use wich technology, let me know and I'll send some of these arguments your way :D

Guido Van Rossum, Python's creator, used to work for Google (now he's at Dropbox, which uses Python a lot), like others of the core team. Google at some point even tried to rewrite Python to make it faster with a JIT (see Unladen Swallow). Instagram for the first few years was a Django app and AFAIK they still use it. This is from 2017:

We had been able to get to a few hundred million users with our Python/Django stack, so we decided we would continue. Also significant in the decision was that our engineers really love Python. It’s actually a reason people want to come work for us.

thenewstack.io/instagram-makes-smo...

I don't think it should be the argument on which to build a decision as the OP say (or at least it shouldn't count as much), but if you have a client that values that primarily, it's nice to know you can at least suggest that Python is a real enterprise language ™ :P

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