[BangPypers] Perl or Python ?

Gora Mohanty gora at srijan.in
Tue Oct 13 20:49:26 CEST 2009

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:06:48 +0530
Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Zaki Manian <zaki at manian.org>
> wrote:[..]
> > Perl style is much more individual.  Perl coders and groups
> > tend to develop an idiosyncratic style. Perl can be extremely
> > concise("Famous one liner") but also unreadable.
> I think it's a good idea to atleast be able to read perl.
> It's an excellent quick and dirty tool and fits in very well with
> the UNIX toolset. If you're dealing with large text files, you
> have no excuse to *not* know it.

I will repeat my Perl mantra: Regular expressions, regular
expressions, regular expressions!

There is a reason that regular expressions are not so central
to Python, but nobody does regular expressions like the three-
lled llama.


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