Is it worth learning python?

Delaney, Timothy tdelaney at
Thu Aug 22 01:28:45 CEST 2002

Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: Even if you never use Python in your working career (highly
unlikely once you've learned it) it will be worthwhile learning Python.
Python is probably the most accessible "real" programming language and
allows you to learn important programming and design concepts without lots
of cruft getting in your way. It has a clean and consistent syntax, and a
(generally) clean and consistent set of libraries. And it only takes about a
week to become productive in it (OK - if you've never programmed before,
maybe two weeks).

Tim Delaney

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