Java vs Python

Moshe Zadka moshez at
Sat May 27 04:43:25 EDT 2000

On Thu, 25 May 2000 faatdilac at wrote:

> My management approves every language provided that it comes with the
> box, no download.
> As of now, only Perl, Tcl/Tk and Expect come with every Unix box. So I
> am enjoying making ~ 85K writing programs in Perl & Tcl/Tk & Expect.

What kind of Unices do you work with? I worked with Solaris, AIX and
HP-UX, and none of them came with either Perl, Tcl/Tk or Expect. On the
other hand, all linux distributions come with a Python package on the

In short, judging from experience, this seems to be pure FUD.
Moshe Zadka <moshez at> -- we put the penguin in .com

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