Python

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  1. Robert-B

    Robert-B Member

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    Has anyone any experience of using Python? How easy is it to learn?
     
  2. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    That depends on your definition of "easy" :), it's somewhere between javascript and C, but slightly more towards the javascript end I would say, with a syntax that resembles Pascal or VbScript more than it does C
     
  3. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Some specifics to be aware of is that there are significant differences between Python 2 and Python 3, which are enough to make them two distinct languages (see http://www.webdesignforum.com/20181-js-libraries.html#post88794 )

    For me, the reason for using Python is that it is a 'native' language for Linux operating systems and as I do not run any M$ Windows machines any "desktop" scripting I need to do is going to be Perl or Python.

    For web processing ... Python is 'neater' than PHP, with regards to the function syntax and naming.
     
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  5. Robert-B

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    Thanks for the reference Chris. I am also going to try and look at some videos too.
     

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