Perl Vs Python

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Mar 8 15:52:42 CET 2003


"Isaac To" <kkto at csis.hku.hk> wrote in message
news:7i1y1i479u.fsf at enark.csis.hku.hk...
> I'd rather say that Python is developed much later than Perl, so it
learns
> from all the ugliness of Perl. =)

Say what you want, I believe Python and Perl were both developed about
the same time, around 1990.  Perl became famous sooner because it
filled a 'hot' new web nitch -- that of writing CGI programs.

Terry J. Reedy






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