why should I learn python

James Stroud jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Fri Sep 7 04:32:37 CEST 2007

Torsten Bronger wrote:
> Hallöchen!
> Tom Brown writes:
>> [...] Python has been by far the easiest to develop in.  Some
>> people might say it is not "real programming" because it is so
>> easy.
> I can't believe this.  Have you really heard such a statement?
> Tschö,
> Torsten.

Look, a "real" programming language is scheme, not something trivial to 
understand like (the basics of) python. Scheme is hard to understand and 
takes a long time to get used to, so its perfect as a learning tool--to 
make the professors look smarter. This is why its what they teach as an 
introductory course at MIT. This is also why physicists like RPN 

(see (later you))


James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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