It wasn't too bad coming from Perl - I think because both have very loose,
dynamic typing. There's a few more basic datatypes on Python than Perl
(sets and tuples, for example), but the value/array/associative array
structures are fairly similar despite very different names, and largely
have similar methods (though Python has better list filtering and
comprehension mechanisms). I could see how someone used to very strongly
statically typed languages like C or Java would be thrown, though.