Perl Vs Python

Bo M. Maryniuck b.maryniuk at
Wed Feb 26 10:52:37 CET 2003

On Wednesday 26 February 2003 02:05, John Smith wrote:
> Hello:
>   do Perl & Python do similar things?
>   What should be the rationalle to one or the other?

- Try to read your own Perl code one year later and 
  you'll be surprised how *ugly* Perl is.
- Perl is not ObjectOriented. It *looks like* OO.
- You can not provide the bytecode for end-customer 
  if you would not like to show him the sources.
- Do you like this schizophrenic syntax?:
map{($_[0])?s/\s\s+/,/gs:$_;($?)?push(@M,$_):$_;(/wap:/)?$?=$$:$_;}split($/,`cat /proc/meminfo`);

- Perl is fast (interpreter), but not designed for big applications. 
  It is good for scripts up to 100 codelines.

Regards, Bogdan

In short, at least give the penguin a fair viewing. If you still don't
like it, that's ok: that's why I'm boss. I simply know better than you
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