Do any of you recommend Python as a first programming language?

Delaney, Timothy (Tim) tdelaney at
Wed Mar 26 21:42:28 CET 2008

Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 21:11:51 -0700, sturlamolden wrote:
>> Yes. And because Python is a "scripting language"
> Python is a programming language. It can be used for scripting, but
> that's not all it can do. Describing it as a "scripting language" is
> like describing a fully-equipped professional kitchen as "a left-over
> warming room".

I'm putting words in sturlamolden's mouth here, but I think he was
implying that Python has all the advantages of a "scripting language",
hence has a much gentler introduction than many fully-fledged
programming languages (and indeed, many scripting languages).


Tim Delaney

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