I recently was asked to become familar with Python. I figure the best way to do that is to take a simple application in C/C++ and make it work in Python. Hence, my questions are these:
1) What makes Python different from C/C++?
2) Will Python perform the same basic functions as C/C++ like opening files and string manipulations
3) Is there an editor available for download that will enable me to test a product or do I need to purchase one?