Why should I switch to Python?

Dana Booth dana at mmi.oz.net
Wed May 10 17:19:37 CEST 2000


Grant Griffin <g2 at seebelow.org> wrote:

GG: I have recently been doing some C, and I've found myself not declaring
GG: variables, and leaving ";" off.

When I began doing certain tasks in Python that I previously would've done
in Perl I found myself ending lines with ";", but it didn't matter in that
case.

I still use Perl, but I like the "order" of Python, as opposed to the
"chaos" of Perl, and so for any script that's larger than a couple of pages,
I really would rather use Python. 

When I decided to learn a little bit of Python, I wrote a UNIX mail client.
One thing that was glaringly obvious when I did that, was that Perl is much
quicker parsing lines and searching regular expressions.

I still use the mail client... Turned out sort of cool for a weekend
project. :)

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