OO misconceptions

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Jul 17 05:38:33 CEST 2001


Tim Hammerquist wrote:
> 
> > Nevertheless, I feel compelled to say that I believe there may be
> > applications for which Perl is the better language,
[...]
> > Any other application, and I would probably say Python was a
> > better choice...
> 
> This is where our opinions (on both languages) differ, and where we
> might as well agree to disagree?

Well, I'm going to have to sit on the fence on that one.  :)

(Actually, when I started posting the other message, my intention
was to admit that I had hardly even tried to learn and apply Perl.  
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. :-)



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