Is it worth learning python?

Andres Rosado arosado at
Sun Aug 25 03:16:14 CEST 2002

At 02:57 PM 8/21/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>I wanna start learning some real programming language (I know now only
>Visual Basic , but i don't find it interesting ,sorry for the vb
>programmers, but this is my opinion). And I was reading some docs ,
>which were talking about lots of programming languages, I saw there
>Python , and took a look at some python sites. I saw some snippets and
>read some docs and liked the language a lot. But I don't know if this
>language is well-accepted in the market and if having a good python
>knowledge would give me a good job.. I am only 17 and I'm only making
>plans, so if you have any suggestions tell me.

Don't think in the market place yet. What's important is the programming 
skills and not the language where you learned them. I know of a consultant 
that has programmed in just about every language that he didn't studied on 
University. So, learn how to program, and try your skill in various 
languages. Python is a great first language.

Andres Rosado
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