Why would I learn Python over other languages?
roy at panix.com
Thu Jul 8 23:36:17 CEST 2004
I used to work with a guy who was a Perl fanatic (Hi, Nathan). We
parted company a year to two ago, but I still talk to him every once in
A few days ago, I got some mail from him that said:
> I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for being the Python
> evangelist at XXXX. I've started a small programming project this week
> and I decided to prototype it in an interpreted language. Thus, this is
> my first week working with Python! I've still got tons to learn but it
> is very clean and I really like the ability to test code fragments
> So far I've been quite pleased by the amount and quality of
> documentation available on the Internet. I hate to say it, but it's
> more readable than Perl (the code and the docs).
I know this sounds like one of those corny fake testimonials, but those
are real cut-and-paste quotes from his email. I just can't imagine
reading the above paragraphs with "Python" crossed out and "Java"
written in with crayon.
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