Perl Vs Python, Associative arrays, regex, and other considerations.
someone at microsoft.com
Wed Feb 26 20:26:06 CET 2003
this is good stuff. Knowing neither language I was trying to learn one or
the other, rather than both.
I do not know what are associatives arrays, (can guess though), and will
look it up.
I also wish to get some feedback on things like:
Code size, Interpreter size.
Cleanless (I have heard Python to have an advantage there).
Ability to compile, and/or encapsulate the interpreter, in order to have an
executable, on most platforms.
Real (easy) Portability is a big thing in my view.
Interfacing with other languages and GUI,s
Tools: debuggers. A friend told me ddd for Perl is great. How would be
Ease of leaning (this may be subjective.. transfert of existing knowledge,
like C or ...).
Thanks for the answer.
"David" <perl-dvd at darklaser.com> wrote in message
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> "John Smith" <someone at microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ixT6a.239117$tq4.5756 at sccrnsc01...
> > Hello:
> > do Perl & Python do similar things?
> > What should be the rationalle to one or the other?
> > Thanks.
> If you want a lot of replies you should post to comp.lang.perl.misc
> rather than comp.lang.perl
> PS. I don't know much about Python, but some of the best features of
> perl are associative arrays, and regex. If python does not have one of
> those two, I would exclusively use perl even if I knew python.
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