Why should I switch to Python?

Patrick Phalen python-list at teleo.net
Sat Apr 1 05:59:08 CEST 2000


[Aaron Turner, on Fri, 31 Mar 2000]
:: 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.


Aaron,

Please see:

http://www.python.org/doc/Comparisons.html

http://www.perl.com/pub/language/versus/python.html

Plus a Google search on "perl vs python" should give you plenty more to
chew on without reviving that tiresome thread here.




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