what's a good 'language' to learn for scripting?
SOLVED: If I want to learn a computer language to use in scripting, what language would be best? I have written a few short scripts in 'bash' (I don't know if that is consider a computer language). But I see some discussions about perl, python, etc. and they seem to be more powerful - or is that just an illusion?
If you can suggest tome a good language for that purpose, can you also suggest a good source of understandable documentation, and/ or simple and thorough tutorial or book to study it?