Is python worth learning as a second language?

Tomasz Rola rtomek at
Sat Mar 21 03:34:06 CET 2009

On Thu, 19 Mar 2009, Aahz wrote:

> --===============0027953262==
> In article <49b58b35$0$3548$426a74cc at>,
> Bruno Desthuilliers  <bdesth.quelquechose at> wrote:
> >Tomasz Rola a écrit :
> >>
> >> I may not be objective (tried Java, hated it after 6 years).
> >
> >Arf - only took me 6 months !-)
> That long?  It only took me six minutes.

Guess what, there was a time when Java was looking quite promising. 
Especially in the field of distributed computing (which then meant not 
only high performance clusters). And computers were of more than one type, 
used other cpus than Intel, too.

Maybe it's easier to ridicule Java now, when it has not met the 
expectations. But still, some people (better than I) have spent few 
years writing software and doing their research in Java. Sure, that was 
before Java had been nominated the common denominator of programming 

Tomasz Rola

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