"Python programming: be the snake, eat the ruby, and throw the perls to the C" this was the topic of today when I went into the #python channel on undernet. I totally support this.
I've been into python for some time now; Perl is ok and cool; though most will say its the thingy. Well for me I think it does not matter what language you use. Its getting it done, and how fast you get it done, and the maintainability. As for my work; I often have to write small scripts to do odd jobs on the systems; and I found Python to be a life saver. Its easy to develop in Python, its fast to develop and it looks neat! Yeah! Bloody neat compared to Perl (most) scripts.
Last night I got some small scripts done again; to automate the process of mailing all staff bills to their emails as html mails. This was simple, but had to do a lot of odd stuff that might have taken me lot of time if "I" were to do it in Perl or other shell scripts. Plus Python scripts run on windows, *nix and on my phone as well. So its a good toy language too, to play around with.
I have not done major big projects with Python and which involves heavy usage for the GUI's and DB's but I think it's high time I should do that. So next question is Microsoft coming up with a "Python#" ?!? hehe