which progrraming language to learn first

Mustafa Abbasi lordverminard at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 18:45:04 UTC 2005

so which would be better perl or python.

> I'd suggest Perl. It gives you shell-programming experience,
> and it's also the basis for a large portion of the websites
> out there. Plus Perl is very much like PHP, I'm told (I do
> all my web stuff in Perl, not PHP), so it probably buys you
> PHP without much work.
> I've also found that Perl has the smallest gap between "what
> comes to the programmer's head" and "what the programmer has
> to type".

here i think perl is better.
but everyone seems to favour python.
are they radically different or just similar cuz you know i only have about 
20 days to learn this and i have no previous shell scripting or programming 
i am quite sure i can learn both but then i have no idea what i am getting 
into so i am probably wrong.

On 7/15/05, Curt Tresenriter <ctres at qwest.net> wrote:
> Lee Braiden wrote:
> > On Friday 15 July 2005 18:33, Mustafa Abbasi wrote:
> >
> >>i have recently started using linux and since its my summer vacations i
> >>wanted to learn a language.
> >
> >
> > I'd recommend Python, without a doubt. It's relatively simple -- enough 
> to be
> > used for introduction to programming classes -- but also quite powerful, 
> and
> > popular.
> >
> >
> I've had the same question and was also told Python is a great first
> language for someone who has no programming experience.
> Here's a ton of resources... and an occasional podcast on Python from
> the same guy.
> http://www.awaretek.com/plf.html
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