I've been into PHP for a few years but recently got interested in python. It seems to be more powerful than PHP so I am surprised by this statement.Quote:
For the record, Python isn't as powerful as PHP.
IMO Python would be easier for newbies and also teaches them some good habits like code indentation. But of course PHP skills are more lucrative.
An example of a python desktop app is the bitcoin client electrum. It's very nice.