[Tutor] Beginner

Mike Hansen mhansen at cso.atmel.com
Fri Nov 21 10:30:33 EST 2003

You're going to get favorable points of view when you post to a Python 
list. I'm "sold" on Python.
Eric Raymond's article: Why Python? got me interested in Python.


What got me excited about Python was Dive Into Python.


The more I read about Python, the more I like it. It just makes sense. I 
don't find myself struggling with the syntax. It kinda just flows. It's 
very clean.

Another bonus is the Python community. The community is very helpful to 
everyone. Newbies aren't looked down on. They are nurtured and shown 
where to find resources and nudged in the right direction. I haven't 
seen anyone get flamed for asking an obvious question. Usually they are 
pointed to a resource that should answer the question or given the 
answer politely.

I think Python is easy to learn. It think it's a good language to teach 
programming. It's also easy for experienced programmers to get up and 

The only con I can find with Python is there really isn't a central 
repository for modules like Perl's CPAN. Python's claim of "batteries 
included" is nearly true. There are a pile of modules that are included 
in the standard distribution of Python and a high percentage of your 
needs will be met with what's included. There will be times that you 
need something that isn't in the standard modules. Then it becomes a 
hunt for the module. The Python Package Index is attempting to resolve 
this problem. http://www.python.org/pypi

Try it!


> Subject:
> [Tutor] Beginner
> From:
> Rozani Ismail <rozani at bppn.go.id>
> Date:
> Fri, 21 Nov 2003 10:12:53 +0700
> To:
> Tutor <tutor at python.org>
>I'm new to this program .... 
>I'd like to know the pros and cons Python from your point of view...

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