So, in case you were wondering, Pthree stands for Perl, Python and PHP. I know, I know. I haven’t posted hardly anything at all. So I make a feeble attempt at starting now.
Everything that I have been doing at work is supposed to be written in Python, but instead, I have been writing everything in Bash. Well, tonight, I turn over a new leaf. It’s time to convert many of Bash scripts into Python.
I don’t know Python.
So, I have decided to start getting serious. I have literally jumped leaps and bounds these past few months learning Bash, and while I am far from perfect, I think I should begin applying that energy to Python. So, here we go.
First, I went to http://doc.python.org, and began reading. It wasn’t long, but I stumbled upon writing a Fibonacci sequence in Python. I thought, sure, why not?
while b < 10:
a, b = b, a+b
Not bad. Only 4 simple lines, and already, I feel like I am getting the hang of the language. The only problem, is, if I don’t have any exercises to run through, then I won’t have any motivation to learn the language, and if I spend time learning the language, then by the time it will be time to convert everything over, the window will have passed, and I will feel like I wasted time.
Anyway, I am enjoying myself, and I guess that is what is most important. Maybe in the next post, I’ll post a solution in Python to the traveling salesman problem.