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  1. SkyKast

    SkyKast New Member

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    Has anyone heard of Python? Its a programming language and its kinda new. I am taking a class on it and its pretty cool but what can it be used for and should I but my effort towards learning a different language instead?

    If anyone knows python I'd enjoy it if anyone could share a program or two of theirs.
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    Isn't Python used for games? Or is that a different language?
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    yah there r some simple'ish games in python
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    I thought it was older?
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    the only game I've seen personally with python is civilization 4 game and this language allows people to do some crazy mods in the game other then what the develops put into it.
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    nope its a newer language

    cool, good to have an example
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    Eve online is written in Python so I'm not sure what your definition of simple is.
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    Python is a good beginner's language as it is simple to use and the interactive interpreter is useful. The main drawback to the language is speed since it is interpreted, but that shouldn't be much of a concern for beginners. I have not used it personally, but PyGame is a popular library for programming games in Python.
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    The 'logic' of BF2 is also written in Python.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    New? Didn't it appear in the early 90's?

    Anywhoooooo, I've been thinking about looking into it. Mostly because it's a good name. :p
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    yah i thought so too
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    Python is capable of doing anything computer related for the most part, e.g. web development, gaming, robotics, space control... It is fairly new compared to some other languages, it's really growing in popularity these days. Python was the first language I started out with, teaching myself was no problem because they have tons of great tutorials/documentation already available. Some task are better done in a compiled language for speed though. I still love Python though.

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