Converting perl to python available?

Wayne Ringling wayne at tbnets.com
Sat Oct 27 15:30:31 CEST 2001


Ouch, that was close. It's just that I have a program that's 74 pages
printed and it's actually lean and mean as far as coding goes.   I guess
it's time to go back to the guts and gore and recode it.

Wayne

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> [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Gerhard Haring
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> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 10:37:35PM -0400, Wayne Ringling wrote:
> > I have a few programs that I would love to convert to python
> but don't want
> > to spend the time to recode them completly.
>
> import os
> os.system("myscript.pl")
>
> ;-)
>
> > Is there a project that is working on a conversion program yet?
>
> Seriously, has there ever been a translator from one language to another
> that did not produce an absolute mess? I imagine it will only work
> reasonably well for similiar languages, like Pascal -> Ada. But Perl and
> Python are very different. Perl regexes would have to be translated to
> Python library calls, for example ... What point would there be to
> having translated code that is a greater mess than the original Perl
> code <ducks>?
>
> Gerhard
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