Perl Vs Python

Thomas Guettler pan-newsreader at
Wed Feb 26 07:59:50 CET 2003

On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 01:05:34 +0100, John Smith wrote:

> Hello:
>   do Perl & Python do similar things?
>   What should be the rationalle to one or the other?
> Thanks.

My opinion:

I switched from Perl to Python because object oriented programming
is more beautiful in Python. It uses view special characterers which
makes the code more readable.

Everything you can solve with python can be solved with perl, too.
Perl is good if you want to write small scripts for system
administration. Nevertheless I use python for this task, too.


Thomas Guettler <guettli at>

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