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This is a good language to learn if you only program occasionally out of necessity. (E.g. if you are a WebMonkey who needs do odd things with text, [XML] and structured data every now and then.) Those who like it find [Python] code unusually easy to read, which is good if you are returning to a script you wrote 3 months ago; and it has a very complete standard library, so you don't have to start from scratch when working on common tasks.
It is rather unusual in that indentation (leading whitespace on a line) is the only means of syntactical scoping. Not everyone appreciates this dictatorship, though it does force people to do what many seem not to have the discipline for in [Perl].
- Python's syntax succeeds in combining the mistakes of Lisp and Fortran. I do not contrue that as progress.
+ Python's syntax succeeds in combining the mistakes of Lisp and Fortran . I do not contrue that as progress.
%%% --LarryWall in [20040512161005.GB3902@wall.org | http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl6.language/17380] (also, see [20040512155636.GA3902@wall.org | http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl6.language/17379])
* [Python homepage | http://www.python.org]
* [Python Wiki | http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/]