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July 9, 2011

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?

Thanks

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