Python vs. Perl

Christos TZOTZIOY Georgiou tzot at
Mon Dec 13 02:25:45 CET 2004

On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 15:10:04 -0700, rumours say that Michael McGarry
<replytogroup at> might have written:

>Thank you all for your input. Please feel free to keep this discussion 
>I intend to use a scripting language for GUI development and front end 
>code for my simulations in C. I want a language that can support SQL, 
>Sockets, File I/O, and shell interaction.
>I welcome any opinions on this.

I don't know if my opinion will help, but I know if you follow my
advice, it will be enlightening :)

Both languages cover all of your requirements.  So read as much
documentation needed to write some simple programs as examples doing
similar tasks to the one you want in *both* languages.  Test them that
they work.  Then forget about your problems.  Go to an island.  Dream.
Relax.  Come back without explanations six months later, and if they
take you back in the same company, read *both* of your example programs.
You'll know then which language to select (I would select the language
of the island natives, but that's another story :)
TZOTZIOY, I speak England very best.
"Be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving." (from RFC1958)
I really should keep that in mind when talking with people, actually...

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