Why should I switch to Python?

Brian Schmidt noreply at antispam.com
Sun Apr 2 00:06:15 CEST 2000


Hi Aaron,

I don't know if anyone has pointed you to this yet, but here's a very nice
paper entitled "An empirical comparison of C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Rexx
and Tcl ..." that I found to be very informative:
http://wwwipd.ira.uka.de/~prechelt/Biblio/jccpprtTR.pdf    (PDF format)

HTH,
Brian


"Aaron Turner" <aturner_ at _pobox.com> wrote in message
news:seas5ia89177 at corp.supernews.com...
>
> A friend of mine is trying to convince me we should
> do a project using ORBit in Python.  I've been
> coding Perl for over 3 years and really like it.
> (Especially it's syntax and ability to grok my
> programming style.)  Now, I understand the Perl
> vs. Python war and everyone has their preferred
> taste in the matter.
>
> What I'd like to hear from people is what technical
> resons I should switch to Python.  Are there any
> features that Python has (perhaps in it's OO
> offering) that Perl lacks?  From what I can tell
> people tend to prefer Python over Perl mostly
> for its syntax, which I find very likable.
>
> Thanks.





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