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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:42:39 +0200
On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 3:34 PM, pan shizhu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> IMO python is by far the better language for "first programming
> language" than Lua.
That may be true, but why? Is it because it has more 'out of the box'?
I like Python, and I use it because my colleagues like it, but the
whitespace thing may confuse newbies.
Plus, you have to learn about lists and dicts (with an awkward
syntax), whereas we just have tables.