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.
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