Now, with python there's the general ethos: There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
And with perl there's the general ethos: There's more than one way to do it
Anyone who's written extensive amounts of code in both languages will know that the latter ethos does cause major problems in practice.
However for packaging, with python the rule is
- "There's more than one way to do it"
And for perl the rule is:
- Use CPAN
I've always found this difference amusing,