Perl Vs Python

Greg Ewing (using me at
Thu Feb 27 02:12:24 CET 2003

David wrote:
> PS. I don't know much about Python, but some of the best features of
> perl are associative arrays, and regex.  If python does not have one of
> those two, I would exclusively use perl even if I knew python.

Python has both. The associative arrays are called
dictionaries, and there is a standard module that
provides regexp facilities about equal in power to

So, there's nothing stopping you from trying
Python now! :-)

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand

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