I’ve recently discovered a programming language called python. Scary I thought it would be, after all it’s named after a big bad snake (A python supposedly ate 11 wtach-dogs in an orchard in Malaysia just recently)! Well nope. It’s creator Guido van Rossum is a guy with taste – he named the language after the Monty Python (I especially recommend “The life of Brian” by the Monty Python – one of the best movies i’ve seen so far; too many funny scenes to describe)
So what is Python? A scripting language… err yes and more readable than Perl! An Object Oriented language… err yes again with many lovely features! A procedural language… err yes once more – old is gold! A functional language … err yes some features are present. So basically I can’t describe this langauge – that’s a pain, how am I going to answer questions from inquisitive students??? Guido, can you help pleaseeeeeeeeeeee
Yet this multiparadigm language is so easy to learn and it looks nice in an editor – using indentation to end if statements is a wacky idea but it forces you to write indented code :).
So if you got some time, try out python after watching the Life of Brian. U won’t regret it