Chapter 3. Python On The Pi
Python is a great first programming language; it’s clear and easy to get up and running. More important, there are a lot of other users to share code with and ask questions.
Guido van Rossum created Python, and very early on recognized its use as a first language for computing. In 1999, van Rossum put together a widely-read proposal called Computer Programming for Everybody that laid out a vision for an ambitious program to teach programming in the elementary and secondary grade schools using Python. More than a decade later, it looks like it is actually happening with the coming of the Raspberry Pi.
Python is an interpreted language, which means that you can write a program or script and execute it directly rather than ...