[Tutor] Choice of Python

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Tue Dec 28 14:41:10 CET 2010

Abdulhakim Haliru, 28.12.2010 13:38:
> I come from a Cakephp, zend framework angle cutting through ASP.net,VB and
> C# at an intermediate level.
> Is python really worth the pain or should I just skip it ?

Given that you already invested your time into learning all of the above 
(which basically cover about 1 1/2 of several main corners of programming), 
I think you should really take some time off to unlearn some of the bad 
habits that these particular languages tend to teach you. Python is a truly 
good way to do that.

My advice: don't spend too much time reading books. Pick a task that sounds 
like fun to implement and give it a try with Python. Some would propose 
exercises from project Euler for this or maybe pygame, but you'll likely 
have your own idea about what's fun and what isn't.


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