[Tutor] python vs VB

Gerrit Holl gerrit.holl@pobox.com
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 23:06:35 +0200

On Sun, Sep 05, 1999 at 01:08:53PM -0700, Deirdre Saoirse wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Sep 1999, Hugh Marquis wrote:
> > I want to begin programming and both Python and VB have been suggested
> > as good first languages.  Although I realize you probably have some
> > biases could you comment on which might be better.
> A good programming language is ALWAYS portable. VB isn't.

What I heard about VB is not good.
Note: I only heard about VB from Linux users (often: micro$oft bashers).

> > Is Mark Lutz's book basic enough for a beginning programmer.
> Perhaps not, though we're trying to get another book going.

Learning python sure is.
Programming python sure isn't.

Unix is easy: type 'man man' and the rest comes of itself.