Coming from .NET and VB and C

sturlamolden sturlamolden at
Tue Sep 9 04:31:41 CEST 2008

On 3 Sep, 18:52, ToPostMustJoinGroup22 <benjaminlinde... at>

> I'm coming from a .NET, VB, C background.

> Any suggestions for someone new to the scene like me?

Welcome! Unfortunately, you probably have a lot of bad habits to
unlearn. Don't use Python like another C, VB or Java. It will cause a
lot of grief, and you'll end up with the idea that Python is slow like
a slug. Python is more like Lisp or Haskell, but with a readable
syntax. There are list comprehensions, generator expressions,
dictionaries, sets, lists, list slicing, lambdas, map, reduce, filter,
closures, etc. They are there to be used, and be used a lot. Learning
to use Python efficiently is what has the steepest learning curve.

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