Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

Bart Lateur bart.lateur at skynet.be
Sat Aug 14 03:52:51 EDT 1999

John W. Stevens wrote:

>By your reasoning, Perl is very, very inconsistent (since not every
>data type supports '+').

You're looking for the Holy Grail of orthogonality, again. Python is
designed with orthogonality in mind, while Larry Wall allegedly once

    "Any computer scientist who praises orthogonality should be
     sentenced to use an Etch-a-Sketch."

(borrowed from a TomC sig)


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