python vs. perl

Robert bobx at
Fri Feb 13 03:34:40 CET 2004

Cameron Laird wrote:
> In article <402BFAFA.70A476F5 at>,
> Peter Hansen  <peter at> wrote:
>>Patio87 wrote:
>>>    Hi I was wondering which was better for doing stuff like, GUI
>>programs, and
>>>gaming, and maybe even network stuff for games? I know python and am learning
>>>c++, but because of ease of use I want to know which is better,
>>because I might
>>>want to drop python and go to perl. Unless Im swayed to stay with
>>>python......AM I missing out on anything by not knowing perl?
>>Use Google to find what must be dozens of comparisons that have already been
>>written on this topic.  Try keyword combinations like "python perl comparison"
>>and you'll get more opinions than you're likely to want to read.
> While both Perl and Python are indeed roughly comparable in many
> ways, and both have active, even vibrant, developer communities,
> it's particularly difficult to argue that Perl has significant
> advantages in GUI construction or game scripting; those are two
> notable domains where Python's lead is clear.
Very true. That is one reason I am starting to lean toward Python. Is 
Tkinter better than Perl/Tk?

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