Why use Python when we've got Perl?
milese at pacbell.net
Sat Aug 14 09:08:47 CEST 1999
> Of course YMMV. This is up to you. But I would suggest learning at least
> one FP language is one of the best things a programmer can do. Possibly
> there are other suprises around maybe Prolog would be another good idea?
This is excellent advice. Even if you never write a line of production
code in Scheme or ML, studying these languages can be very
enlightening. Python and Perl are more alike than different in the
grander family of programming languages. I particularly recommend "The
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" by Abelson and
Sussman. I'm still blown away by the simplicity of their implementation
of a Scheme evaluator.
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