Moving from Perl to Python
Randy.L.Kemp at motorola.com
Fri Dec 15 15:23:56 CET 2000
Many times, we get into camps (like Perl or Python), and refuse to cross over to the other side. I started with Perl (and liked it), but later picked up Python (and liked it). I work in an environment with Solaris Sun machines, and Perl comes pre-bundled with the operating system. It would take an act of congress to get the Unix Administrators to load Python, but I have it loaded on my Windows machine. It really broils down to a matter of pragmatic utility. If I am presented with a programming program, I will turn to the language (Perl, Python, etc.) that allows me to quickly and easily solve the problem.
From: tim at degree.ath.cx [mailto:tim at degree.ath.cx]
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 7:25 PM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: Moving from Perl to Python
Richard Zilavec <rzilavec at tcn.net> wrote:
> I hope I enjoy it. I don't think I will ever stop using Perl.. but I
> really need something new.
That was my conclusion as well. I love using Python, but will never
drop Perl completely. (Some people on this NG are still a bit bitter
about this, but hey...)
> >There are some posts by Tom Christiansen to this group that you can find
> >on Deja about Perl v Python, those may be useful.
> I found this article at perl.com, it was quite good.
I really enjoyed this article when I read it as well. This and the
mention in _Advanced Perl Programming_ that the author's favorite OO
language is Python, convinced me to try it. ... Too bad this dual
advocacy doesn't work both ways.
-Tim Hammerquist <timmy at cpan.org>
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye.
The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
-- Oliver Wendell, Jr. Holmes
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