new to python

Greg Jorgensen gregj at
Mon Jun 25 23:39:07 EDT 2001

Start at All of your questions are answered there.

Greg Jorgensen
PDXperts LLC
Portland, Oregon USA

"Beebe" <jonbeebe at> wrote in message
news:a5924ddc.0106251918.7f119c31 at
> Hello comp.lang.python,
>   I am a Linux User and I am new to Python Programming and this
> newsgroup. I don't really know what python is all about so it would be
> much appreciated if you would answer my following questions.
> - Is python like c/c++ where you can make pretty much any kind of
> program you want whether is be games, gui apps, etc. or is it like cgi
> where you can only use it in websites?
> - Is python object oriented?
> - Should I develop in Python? Is it good for programming, is it
> powerfull and are job opportunities good for Python developers?
> - When I make a Python program, do I just leave it as a .py file or is
> there a way to make it into some kind of executable file like in C++?
> When I make a program in Python, how do I distribute it out to people?
> Do I just send out the .py file? Does the user need some kind of
> runtime environment or something? Do they need to download something
> else rather than my program?
> I know that's a lot of questions but I haven't found them on the net
> yet.  Please answer my questions if you will by emailing me at
> jonbeebe at
> If you email me, that way I'll be sure to recieve the reply,
> otherwise, i might miss it.
> Thank you very much,
> - Beebe

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