I mean ... Ali ... you already wrote better about the reasons for Python than I could. :-)
Java is the one I was trained in in school, so it'll always have a soft spot, and I like the "belt and suspenders" feel of its type safety and syntax sometimes ... especially when I think I might mess up.
But for scratchpad stuff ... it's really nice to be able to write fast, and then later actually read what I wrote.
As that old comic goes ... Python lets you import essay. ;-)
Oh, that and it was runnable on Windows, thanks to WinPython, without admin rights! It was a HUGE step up from bashing my head against the wall (pun slightly intended) with shell scripting for PC file manipulation.
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