Why use Perl when we've got Python?!
jstevens at bamboo.verinet.com
Sat Aug 14 05:08:33 CEST 1999
On 14 Aug 1999 02:32:12 GMT, Sam Holden <sholden at pgrad.cs.usyd.edu.au> wrote:
>On 13 Aug 1999 20:04:03 -0700, John W. Stevens <jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com> wrote:
>>> In comp.lang.perl.misc,
>>> "John W. Stevens" <jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com> writes:
>>> :$b[ 2 ] = $c;
>>> :> That's just fine in Perl. It's not fine in Python, because Python
>>> :> won't automatically grow an array.
>>> :'Cause it doesn't have arrays (or, at least, not built in ones).
>>> Gosh, that's a feature. NOT.
>>Perl doesn't have lists. Python doesn't have built-in arrays.
>You should learn some perl you now..
>@array = (1,10,20,30);
>$from_list = (1,10,20,30);
>$from_array = @array;
>Will output :
The @ prefix denotes an array. You, yourself, should learn
Perl. Calling an array a list, doesn't make it one.
>Perl has lists,
Not built in, it doesn't, unless you define array and list as being
different words for exactly the same type/class.
>if you know perl you would know this.
I know Perl. You need to learn Python.
>If you program in perl
>and don't know this, then you must get very very confused at times.
If @ denotes list, then the following Perl would be illegal:
@ary = (1, 2, 3);
@ary = "Test";
But, obviously, this is not illegal.
>>I will assume that a list module is available for Perl.
>No it is one of the built in bits... like hashes and arrays.
Really? What is the prefix character that denotes a list?
>>I wasn't trying to compare features, I was simply pointing out
>>that your comparison was Apples and Oranges, and therefore at
>>least somewhat invalid.
>Only because you have no idea what you are talking about.
Coming from somebody who doesn't know the difference from *EMULATING*
a list with an array, vs. a real array, that is a good one!
Now I suppose that you will tell me that Perl has stacks, too!
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