By far the language of the year and of the century is and will be C !!!
Nothing can be more famous than C. Why such a thread?
Companies are looking for web or c/c++ developers for most cases, not python. Python is just a temporally joke. lol
Coding in Python if source of code failure. Example: http://code.google.com/p/lfm/
cannot even handle some type of chars. You got to always debug a Python code.
A C program works simply and well. C is strongly based and mostly never crash since there is an elaborated mathematical logic behind.
I am a programming C coder.
There are things that are just ... Perfect, such as C !