coding convention conversion

Garry Knight garryknight at
Sat Dec 23 20:29:59 EST 2000

In article <slrn949c13.40l.grey at> "Steve Lamb"
<grey at> wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Dec 2000 01:29:00 +0000, Garry Knight
> <garryknight at> wrote:

>     Anyone else find it ironic that someone is solving a problem using
>     Perl in a Python group when the comparable Python would be an
>     excellent exercise to perform?  :)

IMHO some languages seem to fit some tasks better than others. Perl is
designed for just this kind of job. A Python solution would, however,
be far more readable: I have to look very closely at my Perl code to
double-check it. On the other hand, the Python solution would probably
be a fair bit longer. Then again, I'd never use a language like C or
Pascal for a text match/substitution job like this since it would
involve a lot more work than the Perl code I ended up producing.

I look forward to seeing an equivalent Python solution if someone cares
to produce one, since I'm a relative newcomer to the language.

It's-horses-for-courses-ly y'rs - Garry

Garry Knight
garryknight at

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