I have been writing my first Python script over the last few days.
I needed a program that had a low startup overhead (which ruled out Java) and could talk sockets (which ruled out shell-script).
I have been hacking in Perl for years but am not a big fan of it if truth be told, and have never done any socket programming in it either.
So, I decided to try my hand at Python.
(I realise other languages are available).
I had a look at the tutorial for a bit, until I got bored with reading, then started hacking on a script.
Many tweaks, further readings, Google searches and emails to the “company Python expert” and I had a working script.
So, will I use it again?
For now I will put it in place of Perl in my hierarchy of programming languages.