[Tutor] Question

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 20 16:23:33 CEST 2010

"Payal" <payal-python at scriptkitchen.com> wrote
> Hijacking the thread a bit. What about learning Jython and Python? 
> Do I
> need to know Java to learn Jython?

No, but you will need to know the class heirarchy and reading
the documentation will be difficulty without at least a basic
knowledge of the Java syntax. Also you will probably need to use
the Java tools so familiarity with the JDK is useful.

OTOH you can treat Jython exactly like Python and never
look at Java - but that would be pointless! All you would have
is a slower, less fully featured version of Python! Jython only
makes sense if you are mixing Python and Java code in some
way. And if you are doing that you probably need to know
Java too.


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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