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Newbie to python --- why should i learn !


i was reading/learning some hello world program in python.
I think its very simillar to Java/C++/C#. What's different (except
syntax) ?

what can i do easily with python which is not easy in c++/java !?

Jun 27 '08
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On Thu, 08 May 2008 15:49:01 +0200, pistacchio wrote:
Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch ha scritto:
>On Thu, 08 May 2008 04:17:01 -0700, s0suk3 wrote:
>>Are you a newbie to Python, or to programming in general? I'll assume
you are a newbie to programming in general because of that last
question you asked. Things in Python are easier than in almost any
other programming language. Here are three Hello World programs:

Counterexample s for quite short "greetings" in other programming languages:

(Free)BASIC: :

Print "Hello World!"

freebasic is another language i'd point out to a newbie, even if it is
not as multiplatform as python if. it has a decent community and a large
amount of libraries. it doesn't let you explore functional or, worse,
object oriented programming nor you can write server side programs with
OOP support is under development and why can't you write "server side
programs" in it? CGI is possible.
The others are examples of easy "hello world" languages, but, passed
that, i think they don't have the same capabilities of python on terms
of support, kind of programs you can write and even overall complexity
(haskell forces you to functional programming, io is really a minor
language, ocalm forces you to di OOP and, if writing hello world is
simple, on the other hand ir may have lines of code that read like:

| [] -[]
Okay, Haskell's pure functional approach feels somewhat "weird".

Io is a minor language but a quite nice one IMHO. Simple syntax and
relatively simple semantics but very powerful.

OCaml doesn't enforce OOP. It's some kind of "mirror" of Python. Python
is an OOP language with support for functional programming, and OCaml is a
functional language with support for OOP.

The biggest pro for Python among the easy and clear syntax languages is
the standard library and the amount of third party modules.

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch
Jun 27 '08 #11
Ra***@MyKavita. com wrote:

i was reading/learning some hello world program in python.
I think its very simillar to Java/C++/C#. What's different (except
syntax) ?

what can i do easily with python which is not easy in c++/java !?
With Python, you can program with a smile on your face.

(Truly, when I found Python, programming became fun again.)

Gary Herron
Jun 27 '08 #12
pistacchio <pi********@gma il.comwrites:
ocalm forces you to di OOP
Ocaml *allows* you to do OOP. It's very much an optional feature of
the language, just like for Python.

Jun 27 '08 #13
pistacchio a écrit :
Technically speaking, it (Python) is not, for example, strongly
You're confusing "strong" typing with static typing. Somewhat orthogonal
Jun 27 '08 #14
On May 8, 7:25*am, "Ra...@MyKavita .com" <raxitsheth2... @gmail.com>

i was reading/learning some hello world program in python.
I think its very simillar to Java/C++/C#. What's different (except
syntax) ?
All the languages have similar "power", in a theoretical sense. If
you can solve a problem with one, most of the time you'll be able to
solve it with the other. So we could say that the languages are

However, in practice, the syntax matters a lot. For example, they
will influence on the maintainability and the performance of your
what can i do easily with python which is not easy in c++/java !?
Pretty much everything. Python syntax is minimalist, so it requires
much less code. There are many examples in Wikipedia, for example:


Raxitwww.mykavi ta.com
Jun 27 '08 #15
In article <12************ *************** *******@v26g200 0prm.googlegrou ps.com>,
maxinbjohn <ma********@gma il.comwrote:
>Hi Raxit,

One of the the tempting features of Python is that it is fun to code
in Python. If you are really trying to learn python, you should read
Adventures with Neko (http://gnuvision.com/books/pybook/) . It is an
introductory book on Python programming for school children by Mr.
Pramode CE.

It is fun for children (when I tried it, me too liked it) to do
programming with Neko, the cat. I am sure that it will be a fun filled
learning experience for you.
Jun 27 '08 #16
In article <ma************ *************** ***********@pyt hon.org>,
Gary Herron <gh*****@island training.comwro te:
With Python, you can program with a smile on your face.
>(Truly, when I found Python, programming became fun again.)
"Again"? Looking back over the years, after I learned Python I realized
that I never really had enjoyed programming before.
Aahz (aa**@pythoncra ft.com) <* http://www.pythoncraft.com/

Help a hearing-impaired person: http://rule6.info/hearing.html
Jun 27 '08 #17

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