Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

John W. Stevens jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com
Sat Aug 14 04:53:49 CEST 1999


> In comp.lang.perl.misc, 
>     "John W. Stevens" <jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com> writes:
> :OTOH, Python is perfect for the OO trained programmer who is part of
> :a team, or where the code will have to be maintained over a long
> :period of time by many different people.
> 
> As is Perl.

That turns out not to be the case.  In three projects that started
out in Perl, two were eventually converted to Python, for just that
reason: Python is the much better choice for those kinds of tasks.

> A sound Perl OO module designed by a competent programmer
> is certainly up to fitting that bill.

That turns out, again, not to be the case.  Unless, of course, you
define competent in a self-referential fashion.

John S.





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