Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

Dave dave at see.sig.for.address
Sat Aug 14 13:39:14 CEST 1999


On 13 Aug 1999 20:13:52 -0700, John Stevens
<jstevens at bamboo.verinet.com> wrote:
> [blah blah blah]

John, please refrain from cross-posting all your messages to
comp.lang.python. If there is anything worse than getting a long and
pointless flame war, it is getting half a flame war. By cross posting
you are clearly trying to drag the readers of c.l.py into the
argument, which is pure trolling.  If you continue you will merely
succeed in pissing off two newsgroups instead of one.

The 'my language is better than yours' debates are always pointless
and counterproductive, and perl vs. python has been done countless
times before. Life is too short, live and let live [insert other
cliches to taste].

Incidentally you are wrong about perl arrays and python lists being
different data structures - internally they are both implemented as C
arrays, only the names are different. 

  Dave Kirby

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