What is Python good for?
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Fri Sep 14 01:20:23 CEST 2001
"Alex Martelli" <aleax at aleax.it> wrote in message
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> "John Beppu" <beppu at binq.org> wrote in message
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> > [ date ] 2001/09/12 | Wednesday | 04:44 PM
> > [ author ] Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it>
> > > If you think Perl is easy to master, then you're a very unusual
> > > sort of person.
> > Not necessarily unusual -- just different from you.
> > My background in /bin/sh and C programming made perl
> > really easy, because it just felt like perl fit
> > right in the middle. I can't say perl was very hard
> > for me to learn
> That may make it reasonably easy to get *started* in,
> but *mastering* it is a completely different issue
> (mastering sh programming is also rather arcane --
> few, save Mr Bourne in person perhaps, feel really
> sure of how many times a string is going to be
> reparsed, and thus how many times one must double
> up backslahes, for example... C is harder to get
> started in, but relatively easy to master -- it
> IS designed as a simple language, and succeeds in
> meeting its design goals admirably well).
> > ...and I'm not /that/ unusual... I think. ;-)
> In having C and sh background? No, sure -- that's
> how Perl sucked in MANY of us at the start:-).
So, there you have it. Alex says "Perl sucks"!
twisting-his-words-ly y'rs - steve
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