Is python worth learning as a second language?

Tomasz Rola rtomek at
Sat Mar 21 21:25:10 CET 2009

On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, alex goretoy wrote:

> I've only read he subject and a few lines from other responses.
> yes, it is worth learning. I came from PHP to Python. It's very powerful and
> makes application development easier for me than in PHP and/or C#, but bash,
> well that depends on the type of bash. It has a lot of diffent ways you can
> use it too, so that adds to how powerful it is.

IMHO, Bash is great for quick and dirty hacks, as a kind of simplified 
Perl. But when bash script grows too big, I would consider rewriting it in 
Python rather than Perl. But this is just my personal choice.

Since we are already a little offtopic :-), did you see any speed 
difference between PHP and Python? I understand, that you are doing web 
devel in those two?

> -Alex Goretoy

Tomasz Rola

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