What is different with Python ?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Jun 17 14:40:47 CEST 2005

Andrea Griffini wrote:
> Is C++ a good first programming language ?
> But apparently some guru I greatly respect thinks so
> (I'm not kidding, http://www.spellen.org/youcandoit/).

With respect to the author, and an understanding that there is probably 
much that didn't go into his self-description (add "about.htm" to the 
above URL), it sounds as though he knows primarily, perhaps solely, C 
and C++, and has done relatively little serious development since he 
seems to have spent most of his time either teaching or writing (words, 
not source code).

Does he even *know* any real high level languages such as Python?

And the fact that he's teaching C++ instead of just C seems to go 
against your own theories anyway... (though I realize you weren't 
necessarily putting him forth as a support for your position).


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