Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

John W. Stevens jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com
Sat Aug 14 04:53:46 CEST 1999


> In comp.lang.perl.misc, 
>     "John W. Stevens" <jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com> writes:
> :It comes down to the issue we discussed once before: Python is the
> :better language for [YOUR NEWSREADER SCREWED THIS UP]
> :OO, and I write OO most of the time.  I know you disagree.  But my
> :students, [YOUR NEWSREADER SCREWED THIS UP]
> :in general, also believe that Python is a better OO scripting language
> :than [YOUR NEWSREADER SCREWED THIS UP]
> :Perl.
> 
> What's a "scripting" language, for goodness sake?

A scripting language?  Read Ousterhout's paper on the subject.

Admittedly, the classifications are not sharply bounded.

John S.





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