Why Python?

Laotseu bdesth at free.fr
Thu Sep 5 14:18:41 CEST 2002

Benjamin <phncontact.libero.it@> wrote in message news:<uafbnugdli4c3f8ns6qr33mna5urdno78g at 4ax.com>...
> Hi guys (and girls)
> I just begun to learn how to program. And I choosed Python for
> doing that. surfing around the web i found an article about this
> language, they said it's the ideal language for beginners to the
> world of programming. and i admit it, the syntax is very clear making
> the code very readable, i learn easily the concepts of programming
> and i soon wrote some nice programs. but since i finished my
> newbie-tutorial, i am wondering about one question: is it worth to go
> deeper into python? i talked to a friend of mine, he told me that i
> should try php..
> what should i do?? ^_^ in other words: 

> what is python good for?
Python is a 'general', hi level programming language. You can use it
from simple scripting tasks to full-blown applications.

Now what it may not be good for :
- really intensive computing, needing to take advandage of
multithreading on a multi-processor system
- writing low level code, like OS Kernel, Drivers, etc.

For those kind of task, C (or Ada or... ) could be a better choice.

> why should i continue with python?
Because it's easy, powerful, and really funny, and it's ok for most of
what you could have to do as a beginner.

Now you should *also* learn other languages. But you'd better go with
a lo level languages and a functionnal one - C and Lisp could be good

Once you'll know Python *and* C *and* Lisp, you should not have big
troubles learning many other (Php included) !-)


> thank you!
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