Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

John W. Stevens jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com
Sat Aug 14 04:53:42 CEST 1999


> 
>      [courtesy cc of this posting mailed to cited author]
> 
> In comp.lang.perl.misc, 
>     "John W. Stevens" <jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com> writes:
> :Which begs the question: Just how many of you Perl II (Perl 5.003, is
> :it?)
> :programmers are writing OO-Perl?
> 
> What the heck is "Perl II"?  

Perl 5 is not just Perl 4 with a few changes.  It's darn near a
new language, hence: Perl II (you know, like Modula 2, then Modula 3?).

> And what is "OO-Perl"?

Object Oriented Perl.

> How many of us write new OO libraries?
> Use existing OO libraries?  What?

Any or all of the above.

John S.





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