Perl Vs Python

Tim Ottinger tottinge at
Fri Mar 7 18:59:20 CET 2003

Anand B Pillai wrote:
> The disadvantages I think is probably speed, poor documentation among
> other things. 

I'm not sure that I would characterize the documentation as "poor".
I think I would characterize it by saying that the documentation we
have ranges from good to excellent, but that we don't have as much
of it as the Perl community does.

We've got great tutorials, and most of the library doc is pretty good.
I really like some of our documentation, and I use it freqently when
looking for a wheel to avoid reinventing.

If one has web access, the python wiki and web sites are quite

But you don't see as many python books as perl books at the local
shop. Maybe we don't need as many. It would be good to have one
authoritative volume for each major release maybe, and a few
targeted at web development or numeric processing or GUI apps.
That would really be enough.

Waiting-for-a-really-good-wxPython-book-ly yours,
Tim Ottinger (not the other Tim)

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