Need arguments for "Python vs. Perl as an OOPL"
roy at panix.com
Tue Sep 23 15:55:25 CEST 2003
Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote:
> Roy Smith wrote:
> > I'm working on a prototype of a new application in Python. At some
> > point, if this ever turns into a product, the powers that be will almost
> > certainly demand that it be done in Perl. My job will be to convince
> > them otherwise.
> Do you need to convince them now, to allow you to continue working on it
> in Python, or are you just preparing for the time when they will come and
> ask for it to be done in Perl?
The latter. It's currently a bit of a skunk works project. At some
point, when the time comes to actually allocate resources to this, some
PHB will undoubtedly declare that it has to be done in Perl. At that
point, I'll need to be able to argue coherently why that's a bad idea.
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