Thus far, people have failed to mention
some of Python's best features: a vast library
of modules providing everything from math
functions and string
manipulation to common internet protocol
s and a GUI
or two, an online library reference guide
, and an online tutorial
. Learn python now at www.python.org.
Oh, and nobody mentioned that it's named for Monty Python, not a snake.
I originally learned Python because it was easy to learn, in particular, in comparison with Perl, and because a friend encouraged me to. I continue to use Python because, for many of the things I need to do, it is simply the quickest way to get the job done.