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What is it about Python that makes you use it instead of other scripting languages? It seems to be neck and neck with perl as far as execution time, though I've read some articles that claim that perl is slightly faster. Python seems to be a very procedural language, is that it's appeal?
From looking at the code it looks considerably different than C or perl code, would you say the syntax is easy to pick up?
Note: I put this in the *nix section instead of the scripting section because Python does not seem to be used much in cgi applications, though I may just be ignorant of this.
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It has a very nice syntax
Most definetely. I've been trying to pick up python,PHP,perl slowly, knowing they do similar things and although I've picked up a tad more of PHP - python seems very easy to learn and their documentation is excellent.
Hopefully this will "make me" use it :)
I has lots of libraries available, you can even create a gtk app without touching C code using the python-gtk module.
I thought this was an interesting link.
Iím not ready to give up on perl, it took me long enough to lean it ;), but I might try to do a little python coding to see how I like it.
Duckula, Iíve been using ftpcube, which is a python/Gtk ftp client much like leechftp. Itís a nice high quality app, so I know the potential is there.
Perl also has access to the Gtk, but it looks a lot less developed than perl/TK. Or Python/Gtk.