[NOISE] [OFF-TOPIC] [BUT IMPORTANT] Re: Why use Python when we've got Perl?
philh at vision25.demon.co.uk
Mon Aug 16 23:42:44 CEST 1999
In article <m3n1vr3bw6.fsf at atrus.jesus.cam.ac.uk>
mwh21 at cam.ac.uk "Michael Hudson" writes:
> Jerome Kalifa <Jerome.Kalifa at polytechnique.fr> writes:
> > Indeed, the comparison is silly, but for a different reason : Asian
> > food, European food... this doesn't mean anything at all! What's in
> > common between Japanese, Chinese and Cambodian foods, or between
> > German, English, Spanish and Italian foods? Nothing.
> Well, they're all carbon based, genereally.
> The funniest part of the perl/Python flame war is how similar
> languages are, especially when compared with stuff like lisp, ml or
Yep, Perl and python are semantically quite close (IMO). The difference
is Python has sensible syntax.
Phil Hunt....philh at vision25.demon.co.uk
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