Does there exist a Python-to-Perl translator ?

Tim Hammerquist tim at
Wed Oct 3 03:17:40 CEST 2001

Weet Vanniks wrote:
> You don't get my point. Managers do want to see Perl code. What I want is
> benefit from the productivity of Python, get something working and then
> satisfy my manageer with a Perl solution.

If you must:  =)

$ cat pyperl

open PY, "| /usr/local/bin/python @ARGV"
    or die "Can't open pipe to python: $!\n";
print PY $_ while <DATA>;
close PY or die "Error closing pipe to Python: $!\n";

import sys

print "You're using Python %s" % (sys.version)
$ pyperl
You're using Python 2.1 (#1, Oct  2 2001, 15:26:27) 
[GCC 2.95.3 19991030 (prerelease)]

Trust the computer industry to shorten the term "Year 2000" to Y2K. It
was this kind of thinking that got us in trouble in the first place.
    -- Adrian Tyvand

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