[NOISE] [OFF-TOPIC] [BUT IMPORTANT] Re: Why use Python when we've got Perl?

Phil Hunt 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:
> [schnupp]
> > 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
> haskell.

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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