tim at vegeta.ath.cx
Tue Jul 17 07:54:59 CEST 2001
Me parece que Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> dijo:
> (Actually, when I started posting the other message, my intention
> was to admit that I had hardly even tried to learn and apply Perl.
Fair enough. Maybe it's just a psychotic (masochistic) tendency to learn
any language that enough people say good things about. Because of this,
I'm currently familiarizing myself with Smalltalk. And while it is, as
it claims, a pure OO language, it is exceedingly tedious to do simple
things...things which Perl does in one line and which Python does in 3
now take 10-20+ in Smalltalk. OO may be powerful, but considering this
particular alternative [Smalltalk] I have to agree with Mr. Prescod's
synopsis that I so violently argued against just yesterday. =)
> I consider myself fortunate to have discovered Python just when
> I was considering Perl for an application which required a
> scripting language. Perl, in this case (factory automation) would
> definitely *not* have been a better choice, even in your estimation.
> I've used a wide enough variety of languages, however, to know that
> it just wouldn't work for me. I _do_ have an open mind about it,
> but that doesn't stop me proselytizing about Python. :-)
Fair enough. =) Python does sound like a good choice in this case,
despite Perl's strength in sockets.
Little one, I would like to see anyone -- prophet, king or
god -- persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.
-- Orange Cat, The Sandman
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