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Journey into Python

As I said earlier I am in the process of moving into python. I am in love with the beast at the moment and thought I would write down what I find interesting in python. Pros and cons, both. This is my journey into Python.

The first thing that I found of interest is the python interactive shell. It allows you to run python statements and expressions in the console. This is really handy when you are learning python or testing a python module. How many times have you skipped checking out some feature while learning a language like Java because writing a whole class and then running it to test a small feature is not worth all the trouble? I do it all the time. That is where the python interactive shell comes in.

python interactive shell

python interactive shell

Importing modules, instantiating variables and running statements can be done right in the console by using the python interactive shell.