Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

John Stevens jstevens at bamboo.verinet.com
Sat Aug 14 05:06:08 CEST 1999


In comp.lang.perl.misc, you wrote:
>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.  A sound Perl OO module designed by a competent programmer
>is certainly up to fitting that bill.

Of course.  The question isn't: can it be done?  The question is:
on the average, which is better?

>A CGI monstrosity from a 
>script kiddie isn't, but this is irrelevant.

Actually, they are *VERY* relevant!  Those CGI monstrosities are
Perl, they go into the statistics, and somebody somewhere has to
maintain them, and somebody has to pay to get them maintained.

John S.





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