On Wed 25 May 2005 12:00, John Moylan wrote:
> >> Python is a good language to learn if you want to learn Python;
> >> it's a crazy language to learn for any other purpose.
>> Can the author of the Python flame-bait quantify his statement.
It's crazy to learn any language if you want to use another one.
It's like saying, "I'm going to Italy, so I'll learn German".
> Personally, I have found learning python improved my other language
> coding skills, especially my OO Java stuff. Python is also an excellent
> language for writing large systems, it is clear and also very powerful.
As I said, Python is an excellent language to learn
if you want to write Python.
I can't believe it is sensible to learn Python
if you want to improve your Java.
Or vice versa.
Computer languages are just there to do a job.
The best language depends on the job.
There is no such thing as "a good first language", IMHO.
Is Russian a good first language? Sanskrit? Italian?
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