A Mountain of Perl Books + Python Advocacy
boncelet at udel.edu
Thu Apr 6 21:58:09 EDT 2000
> Now something I can't quite figure out is: why are there so many more
> books on Perl out there than on Python?
Quick personal note: a few years ago, I realized that scripting languages
were the future and, AFAIK, Perl was it, so I bought
a Perl book. After reading it, I didn't really "get it", so I
bought another, and another. I also picked up every issue of
the Perl Journal for awhile. Wrote a few Perl scripts, but
never really "got it".
6 months ago, I discovered Python and it immediately clicked.
Learned most of Python before buying my first Python book.
Now I use Python for everything (well, ocassionally C or
But I own 3 or 4 Perl books and only 1 Python book.
Charles Boncelet, University of Delaware,
On sabbatical at ADFA, Canberra Australia,
Home Page: http://www.ece.udel.edu/~boncelet/
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