convince me

brueckd at brueckd at
Mon Aug 5 16:54:40 CEST 2002

On 5 Aug 2002, Kyle Babich wrote:

> I started learning perl but more recently I found python.  Both look
> to have their advantages, so I'm having a hard time picking one to
> stick with and persue.  I have seen arguments that python has cleaner
> syntax, is gaining in popularity, with excellent documentation, and is
> better for group projects, which is all fairly obvious.  But (from a
> _neutral_ standpoint I am asking) what can python do that perl can't?

Nothing, although the same is true for assembly language so that question
isn't too useful in determining which language to use. Both languages have
their strengths and here you'll obviously find many people who prefer
Python over Perl.

It's worth noting that it's far more common for a person to switch from
Perl to Python than the other way around.

Have fun,

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