Snakes and Rivers

Starting to learn about python, I’ve always hated python for as much as I’ve seen of it. I’m the kinda guy that likes C/C++, not because of the syntax and loaths Java because I feel it’s to much typing. C/C++ has a very logical style imho. I’m used to stuff like this:

void someFunction(some, params)
int somevar = 1;
int comvar = 3;
char anothervar = "something";
if (somevar < comvar) {
cout << anothervar;

Python feels more like it’d be some thing like:

def someFunction(some, params):
"""About this function"""
somevar = 1;
comvar = 3;
anothervar = "something";
if somevar < comvar:
printf anothervar

So far it’s interesting, never really done much for Object Oriented Programming ether. Well inless you count reading allot of Java a long time back but never writting much.
While I can’t remember why I got into programming, I remember I chose to start off with C++ because I knew it was common and I could find allot, also I found it interesting. Java I’ve read but not written, plenty of reading both about the language and the syntax but I’ve only written like a hello world app. The way I go by how much typing is involved is the Hello world program most tutorials start with. Example / Opinions:

/* ANSI C */

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
printf("Hello, World!n");
return 0;

// My very first C++ program
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main ()
cout << "Hello World!";
return 0;

//Simple Hello World program in Java

class HelloJava {
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.out.println("Hello Java!");

use warnings;

print "Hello, world.n";

#in python
print "Hello, World!"

As you can see, Python was the least involved to print one line of text to standard output. Perl wasn’t so bad, like a shell script + I always use, use warnings with perl. Java doesn’t look bad but 2,000 lines later I think my fingers would wear out. C++ is ok but a bit of prep work, C on the other hand is slightly less. While I reckon doing things in a language is always typing intensive up to a point, how much nitty-typing you need to do some thing short is the Q. Odds are in my book Java is probably better to learn first but C is easier to have to type out things. I must say I do like to hear of app’s done in Java, I can even read it reasonably like a few other languages but I don’t like to use it. I think I’m going to like Python, basically after I started with C++ I got board and switched to Perl learned enough to be able to grasp a few basics (and read it better) then got board. Whent back to C++ studies and started reading about Java. Got tired of C++ and didn’t care for writting Java. Forgot allot of crap from no use, got back into it and tried to learn more about C. Fell inlove with it the second I saw this guide it’s good for learning basic concepts and this guys got a nice sense of humor. I found it useful if not perfect but it did renew my interest in programming. Since then I’ve been playing with C and generally enjoying it.