A very nice post for Java programmers wrestling with Python. Python is not just another syntax plus a different set of libraries. It's a whole new ball game. I am now on the slippery part of Python learning curve, but at least I fell down enough to know it's slippery.
The exasperating part of Python is that seemingly insane features start making sense when put into practice. This reminds of a fable where a King was concerned that most of his countrymen were going insane. He solved the problem by going insane as well. Ayaya.