View Full Version : Python, perl or ruby? Which one should I learn?

December 15th, 2007, 10:09 PM
So far I have been doing quite a bit of PHP coding. I learned PHP a couple of years back as I started to get more and more curious about web"programming".

Since I got more and more into Linux I also got more and more curious about creating actual programms and not just webscripts. Since I don't want to start out with C or C++, I thougth it would be a nice transition from the "scriptlanguage of the web" to "scriptlanguages" that can also be used to create actual programs. And the other benefit I would get from learning either of the 3 is that I could basically drop PHP and code my webapplications in new language (Although that might be kinda of a longshot).

So dear Mr. and Mrs. Community what would you suggest to learn and what are your thougths on this?

December 15th, 2007, 11:29 PM
they can all do pretty much the same thing.

perl is most established.

python is pretty well established, and being used for a lot of things in ubuntu. it seems to be taking over from perl.

ruby is mostly just used for webstuff.

I recommend python. it is easy to learn. the code is very readable. can it can do almost anything.

what kind of thing do you want to write?