I read a book about Java, and found it an elegant further development from C. But I have never used it. I did write some code in Java once, but that was the island in Indonesia.
By contrast, I find C++ quite ugly.
I skimmed documentation of Python after people told me it was fundamentally similar to Lisp. My conclusion is that that is not so. When you start Lisp, it does `read’, `eval’, and `print’, all of which are missing in Python.” —Richard Stallman: How I do my computing