Why use Python when we've got Perl?

Andy Leighton andyl at azaal.dircon.co.uk
Sun Aug 15 07:31:40 EDT 1999

Robin Becker <robin at jessikat.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>on steroids and lsd). They probably win on numbers who use it and on the
>module CPAN thing.

The CPAN repository for modules is a win for Perl.  But I also wouldn't
underestimate some of Perl's other nice features like perldoc and MakeMaker.

I must admit I do use both languages (although I am only learning Python),
and I find that when I use Perl it is too easy to fall into bad habits,
and I tend to spend a lengthy session refactoring my Perl programs after 
writing them.

Andy Leighton => andyl at azaal.dircon.co.uk
"... January is your third most common month for madness" - _Sarah Canary_

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