What is Python?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Tue Sep 19 08:10:08 CEST 2000

Grant Griffin wrote:

> I'm not a Unix guy, but my immediate reaction to Tim H.'s Perl code
> was,
> "Why not just do that with Unix commands?"

Indeed.  I've seen a number of people write one-line Perl programs on
the command line that would in fact be much easier to write with more
traditional (non-Perl) UNIX tools.  I would presume the reason that it's
often done is simply because they know Perl better than they know those

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