It's interesting to watch Phillip Pearson, a Python programmer, learn how to program in Radio. The two languages are quite close. [Scripting News]
Yeah, they're not that different, as far as languages go. I'd place UserTalk somewhere in between Perl and Python -- the heavy use of pointers reminds me of references in Perl, whereas the code itself tends to make it look like Python.
So far it's not bad. The compiler is strict enough that it doesn't let silly bugs through easily (like PHP ;), and the docserver is very much like the Python module index, except with info on operators as well.